Services provided by GP practices have been key topics of conversation, not least in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Local practices have been working hard to improve aspects of services that patients have told us they have poorer experiences of.
We now want to hear whether patients aged 16 years and over are seeing those improvements.
We know the national annual GP survey receives low participation from certain cohorts, including vulnerable patients, carers and those with protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation). We feel a local survey will attract higher participation; therefore, we are reaching out to ask you to share the survey information with your communities.
To help to increase the capacity of the Integrated Care Board Engagement Team on this important programme of work, Celebrating our Similarities (CoS) are supporting the NHS to link to the VCSE sector locally. CoS and Kamla Pattni from CoS will be contacting key organisations about the survey and wider engagement regarding GP practices.
Information for sharing is included at the bottom of this email. Initially, we would be grateful if you could share it via your networks. There is a social media copy if you wish to share this on Facebook, Whatsapp or any of your platforms.
At the VCSE Alliance event on 1 February 2024, we will be able to share hard copy materials for those that prefer non-digital information.
If you would like to access any further materials to promote the survey, you can find them on our website:https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/be-involved/gp-patient-survey/.
Many thanks for your time and support
Engagement and Insights Team
NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board