The GP Patient Survey assesses patients’ experience of healthcare services provided by GP practices, including experience of access, making appointments, the quality of care received from healthcare professionals, patient health and experience of NHS services when their GP practice was closed. The survey also includes a number of questions assessing patients’ experience of NHS dental services.
The results of the survey are published by Ipsos on behalf of NHS England on the GP Patient Survey website.
These are the latest Official Statistics for England for the GP Patient Survey:
This presents the results of aggregated data collected by postal and online surveys from 10th January 2022 to 11th April 2022.
An infographic of the latest data is available here:
In addition, NHS England has developed information packs for Integrated care systems (ICSs) presenting the latest results specific for local areas, helping to inform commissioners about their patients’ experiences at local primary care networks. These are available on the main GP Patient Survey publication website:
An interactive primary care network PowerBI tool will also be available, presenting the latest results and trends for all survey questions. The tool also shows the latest 2022 results for the GP practices that are a member of the PCN. There are a variety of options to export the results for use in reports and other documents. This tool is available on the main GP Patient Survey publication website:
There are 5 comparable years of data for most of the GP Patient Survey questions (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022). There are a small number of questions that can be compared back to 2012 as they were not affected by survey changes in 2018, 2021, or 2022.
Changes to the 2022 survey
Minor changes were made to the questionnaire in 2022 to ensure that it continued to reflect how primary care services are delivered and how patients experience them. This followed more substantial changes in 2021. For more information on the redevelopment of the questionnaire please view the technical annex.
The 2022 results will be used to update a number of indicators that form part of existing national reporting frameworks. These are the:
- NHS Outcomes Framework
- Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set
- Systems Oversight Framework
- The Government’s Mandate to NHS England and the NHS Long Term Plan
Updates to the NHS Outcomes Framework and CCG Outcomes Indicator Set will be produced by NHS Digital.
Updates to the Systems Oversight Framework will be produced and published separately by NHS England.
CQC Insight Monitoring tool
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will use the results from this survey in their regulation, monitoring and inspection of GP practices in England. They will use data from the survey in their CQC Insight monitoring tool, which provides inspectors with an assessment of how GP practices are performing and identifies any changes over time. The survey data will be used to inform inspections and as a key source of evidence to support the judgements and ratings of GP practices. For more information please visit the CQC website.
The survey includes a number of questions that assess patients’ experience of NHS dental services. For further information and the latest results, please see the published dental statistics.
For further information about the published statistics, please contact:
How to provide feedback about the results
NHS England intends to ensure that our published statistics meet the needs of people who use them. We are committed to making information as accessible and useful as possible.
We therefore welcome feedback from users of the statistics and will consider your comments when reviewing future presentation of the statistics.
You can tell us what you think by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.