Journal article

What do other local providers think of NHS walk-in centres? Results of a postal survey

C Pope, M Chalder, L Moore, C Salisbury

PUBLIC HEALTH | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the views of other providers of primary and emergency healthcare services about their local walk-in centre. DESIGN: Postal survey. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: National Health Service healthcare providers (general practitioners (GPs), practice nurses, pharmacists, Accident and Emergency (A and E) consultants) working in close proximity to 20 English walk-in centres. RESULTS: The overall response rate to the survey was 79% (n = 1591). Nearly one-third of respondents felt that patient expectations had increased since their local walk-in centre opened, although this varied across the different sites. Some providers had noticed a reduction in their workload, but 15% claimed..

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