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GP Patient Survey

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GP Patient Survey

I received a letter yesterday and upon opening it I had in my hand an NHS GP Patient Survey questionnaire.
The first question was 'how easy did you find it to get into the building at your GP surgery'.
I've only been to the doctor's once since I left home over 40 years ago so the first question should have been 'when did you last visit the doctor' :crazy:
Fortunately the questionnaire is voluntary.

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Re: GP Patient Survey

We had one of those too, but it wasn't addressed to me so I didn't look at it.
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Just for fun. Why not answer "It was quite easy once I forced the hinge on the back window" Cheesy
I've probably had six of those surveys in the last 3 weeks. I keep taking them back and explaining that I've already filled one in and returned it, but I still keep getting the beggars Roll_eyes
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We had one when we went to the doctors and you had to fill it in after you had seen the doctor to say how they did and how you range the receptionist. As you have to hand it in at the surgery its intimidating as if you say they were less than perfect what happens next time you go?
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Got one yesterday, sent it back today.
As I hadn't been inside 6 months most questions were irrelevant.
(but I am a regular with a chronic condition, it's just that I haven't been in the last 6 months....)
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what happens next time you go?

You'd probably get a frosty reception at reception Smiley

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Just for fun. Why not answer "It was quite easy once I forced the hinge on the back window" Cheesy
I've probably had six of those surveys in the last 3 weeks. I keep taking them back and explaining that I've already filled one in and returned it, but I still keep getting the beggars Roll_eyes

You could also add..... "..... but the drugs cabinet was really difficult !  Cheesy Cheesy Grin
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Update:
I ignored the 1st questionnaire so they have sent me another one today :crazy:
I've emailed them asking how they expect me to truthfully answer questions about something I know very little or nothing about. ( no sarcastic comments please Roll_eyes )
I have offered to randomly tick boxes.

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Would it, perhaps, be better to use the money spent on these surveys to improve the service anyway?
Yes, I know they need to find out where to improve the service but, surely, a table with a polite notice asking you to voluntarily fill out an anonymous form as you exit the doctor's would be sufficient. Mostly those with a grievance would write anything anyway.

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surely, a table with a polite notice asking you to voluntarily fill out an anonymous form as you exit the doctor's would be sufficient.

Absolutely not. It would be a totally meaningless statistic. And God knows there are enough of those already.
As a mathematician (Chartered Matematician etc. etc.) I can assure you it really isn't that easy to get an answer of any value.
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Yep.  I've had 2 of these so far as well.  The 1st one was filled in and returned the same day as I received it
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As a mathematician (Chartered Matematician etc. etc.) I can assure you it really isn't that easy to get an answer of any value.

Didn't learn to spell though, too busy leaning the times tables Grin
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hello Mate Roll_eyes
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Quote from: HPsauce
As a mathematician (Chartered Matematician etc. etc.) I can assure you it really isn't that easy to get an answer of any value.

Didn't learn to spell though, too busy leaning the times tables Grin

If @hpsauce was leaning his time tables probably why he could make a good statistician as he can make the results to his preference.  Wink
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might have got this wrong, but arnt there.
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