One in five unable to secure a GP appointment: Simplyhealth

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John Brazier
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One in five unable to secure a GP appointment: Simplyhealth

New research from Simplyhealth has found that 20% of consumers cannot secure a GP appointment.

Conducted among 2,000 UK adults, the research sought to gain a better understanding of current waiting times for GP appointments. In addition to finding that one in five were unable to secure an appointment when they required one, the research found that just under half (47%) of respondents had attempted to book an appointment with an NHS GP in the previous six months (July-December 2020). Of those that tried to make an appointment, 40% considered their needs to be ‘urgent' and nearly half...

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