Thousands Wait Over 3 Weeks For GP Appointment In Hounslow

Over 90,000 appointments were made more than three weeks after a patient called a GP surgery in Hounslow in the space of a year.

By Sussan, Hounslow · June 9, 2020

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A total of 96,853 GP appointments in Hounslow were made more than three weeks after patients called the practice to make a booking between August 2018 and July 2019.

However more than half of patients were seen within two days after booking an appointment to see their doctor and 451,973 appointments were on the same day of booking.

West Middlesex Hospital is below the national target of people being seen in at least 18 weeks, with 90.3% waiting less than the 92% NHS operational standard.

Hounslow CCG and West Middlesex Hospital were approached for comment.

The findings were made by the media literacy charity The Student View.

Appointment times with GP or Practice Staff in Hounslow between August 2018 and 2019.

Same Day 451973 35.36
1 day 104147 8.15
2 to 7 days 310246 24.27
8 to 14 days 208320 16.30
15 to 21 days 106834 8.36
22 to 28 days 59977 4.69
More than 28 days 36876 2.88
1278373 100.00