Out of hours service in Derbyshire doing well

PATIENTS in Derbyshire have given their out of hours GP service the thumbs-up in an independent national survey.

Results from the 2012 GP Patient Survey show that patient satisfaction with the Derbyshire GP out of hours service, run by Derbyshire Health United, is higher than the national England average.

Over 74 per cent of patients in Derbyshire County rated their overall experience of the GP out of hours service as ‘good’ and 78 per cent of patients were impressed with the ease of contacting the out of hours GP service by telephone.

A high number (86 per cent) said that they had confidence and trust in their out of hours clinician.