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Title:The National Surveys of NHS Patients: General Practice 1998 Statistical Press Release 
Overview:The National Survey of NHS Patients: General Practice 1998 is the first in an annual programme to obtain systematic information on patients' experience of the NHS. The GP survey was designed to help assess the quality of General Practice through the patient's eyes. It covered a wide range of issues including access and waiting times, communication with patients, patients' views of GPs' knowledge, out-of-hours care, courtesy and the availability and helpfulness of other surgery staff and services including practice nurses and receptionists. This press release confirms the headline results released in April 1998 and gives some more detailed findings. 
Abstract:None specified 
Category:Published results - General Practice Survey 1998 
Trust Type:Children's NSF 
Survey Type:General Practice GP 
Author:Department of Health 
Publisher:Department of Health 
Date Created:October 1999 
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