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Cost stopped or delayed 48% from going to see GP

Cost stopped or delayed 48% from going to see GP

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Cost stopped or delayed 48% from going to see GP

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Nearly 2,000 people have responded to a community survey on primary healthcare, with more than half saying they have to pay for a trip to the GP themselves.

The survey was launched by CareWatch, and independent community forum sponsored by the Committee for Health & Social Care. The findings will be used to inform an ongoing review into Guernsey’s primary care sector.

1,985 people responded to the survey, this represents 3.5% of the population. The results have now been published ONLINE.

The Chair of CareWatch, David Le Poidevin, said: “The Primary Care Survey provides the public, health service providers and the Committee for Health & Social Care with a clear picture of how the community feels about primary care services.  

“We at CareWatch hope that this information can be used by all parties to inform the review of these services to ensure all residents of Guernsey and Alderney have the access they need and a service level that truly benefits the community.” 


Pictured: The results were collected between 9 March and 19 April this year. 

The President of HSC, Deputy Al Brouard, said the results are a “valuable snapshot of islanders’ views”. 

“The results have been discussed by the Primary Care Working Group and will be one consideration in shaping our final recommendations,” he said. 

The results 

65% of respondents said they were in good health, while 34% said they had endured a large amount of stress in the last 12 months. 

90% of households reported that they had gone to the GP in in the past 12 months and only 44% of people paid for these trips with insurance cover. 


Pictured: People with health insurance were more likely to delay seeking help. 


Pictured: People rated how well primary healthcare services met their needs. 


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