Primary Care for the next generation
The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee is interested in hearing your views on primary care in Scotland. Please note that the questions may not reflect Scottish Government direction or policy.
So what is primary care?
Primary care is often centred around your local health centre. It includes your visits to your GP, but also to your dentist, the optician, podiatrist or physio, for example. Community nurses, midwives and pharmacists also work in primary care, as do community links workers. GP practice receptionists and practice managers are also members of the team, but are usually employed directly by the GP practice rather than the NHS.
By completing this short survey you will be providing the Parliament's Health and Sport Committee with some insights into public understanding of primary care, as well as what you think is important regarding you and your family's healthcare - outside of hospital care - into the future.
You can skip any question, but please click the 'submit' button at the end of the survey, as even partial responses will be helpful.
1. First we would like to know a little bit about you. We want to ensure that we reach as wide a range of people living in Scotland as possible.
Please tell us your age and gender
2. Please tell us your gender
3. Please tell us your level of education
4. Please tell us your ethnic origin
5. Please tell us your postcode
6. The Scottish Government's vision https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Services/Primary-Care is of “general practice and primary care at the heart of the healthcare system. People who need care will be more informed and empowered, will access the right professional at the right time and will remain at or near home wherever possible. Multidisciplinary teams will deliver care in communities and be involved in the strategic planning of our services”.
To what extent do you agree with the Scottish Government’s vision for primary care?
7. Would you like to be able to see other health professionals in the primary care team without going through your GP?
8. Which of the following are the most important features of your primary care service?
Please pick the 3 most important to you.
9. When would you like to be able to access primary care services?
10. The Committee is interested in the role that technology can play in primary care.
Would you be happy to?
11. Are you happy for your health information to be shared to help improve the health of people across Scotland?
12. In relation to digital information and advice, would you be happy to:
13. Do you think that your medical notes and relevant health information are always shared between relevant members of the primary care team to help co-ordinate the best care for you? (For example, between GP and Pharmacist or between GP and Dentist)
14. Are you happy for your relevant health information/ notes to be shared across the primary care team to help co-ordinate the best care for you?
15. Since the start of the NHS, general practice has developed as an independent contractor model whereby many GPs are self-employed, employ practice staff and deliver services on behalf of the NHS rather than being direct employees of the NHS.
Are you aware that the most GPs are self-employed and run their own practices?
16. If you answered 'Yes' to the Question 15, do you think this model works well for you and your family?
17. Again, if you answered 'Yes' to question 15, do you think this model works well for the NHS
18. Primary care out-of-hours services provides support to people who require medical assistance outwith normal GP surgery hours.
Have you used out-of-hours GP services in the last year?
19. If you answered 'Yes' to Question 18, were you satisfied with the service you received?
20. Do you want to be involved in planning how primary care is run or developed in your area?
21. If you answered 'Yes' or 'Not Sure', how would you prefer to be involved?
Please tick all that apply to you.
22. How involved do you feel in how primary care services are run in your area?
23. In a sentence, please describe your wishes for the future of primary care
Maximum 100 words