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Table 1 Items on questionnaire

From: The effect of the new GMS contract on GP appointment provision in Wales: postal questionnaire survey of practice managers

Is your practice 100% open/advanced access? (Y/N)
If not, in a normal working week, does your practice offer pre-bookable appointments for:
The same day? (Y/N)
Next working day? (Y/N)
Up to two days or more in advance? (Y/N)
Up to one week in advance? (Y/N)
Up to one month in advance? (Y/N)
More than one month in advance? (Y/N)
Has your practice made any of the following significant changes to your appointment system, or the services offered to patients since the introduction of the nGMS contract?
Offered more open/advanced access or less bookable slots? (Y/N)
Introduced a telephone triage system for appointments? (Y/N)
Employed/trained a nurse practitioner? (Y/N)
Introduced a minor illness clinic? (Y/N)
More GP phone consultations on a systematic basis? (Y/N)
Factual data about the practice:
List size/Number of WTE doctors/nurse practitioners/nurses/healthcare assistants
Did your practice achieve the QoF Access Target 2004/2005? (Y/N)
In your opinion, are patients able to obtain an appointment at the time they need it?
Answer options: all of the time/most of the time/some of the time/not very often, hardly ever/don't know
In your opinion, do patients get an appointment with the GP of their choice?
Answer options: all of the time/most of the time/some of the time/not very often/hardly ever/don't know
In your opinion, what has happened to the number of verbal complaints received at the practice regarding the appointment system?
Answer options: increased a lot/increased a little/stayed the same/decreased a little/decreased a lot
In your opinion, what has happened to the level of aggression directed at receptionists if patients don't get the appointment they want when they want it?
Answer options: increased a lot/increased a little/stayed the same/decreased a little/decreased a lot
In your opinion, from the perspective of GPs, do you think they consider the current system of appointment provision to be?
Answer options: very good/good/satisfactory/poor/very poor
In your opinion, from the perspective of receptionists, do you think they consider the current system of appointment provision to be?
Answer options: very good/good/satisfactory/poor/very poor
In your opinion, from the perspective of patients, do you think they consider the current system of appointment provision to be?
Answer options: very good/good/satisfactory/poor/very poor