In early 2018, we asked residents to complete a short 12 question survey (Take 5) to capture their thoughts on potential changes to health and social care services in Sutton. This report contains the analysed data of these responses.
- Despite respondents agreeing relatively strongly that their GP surgery provide a good services, there is still a theme emerging from the comments that making a convenient/timely appointment can be difficult.
- Over half of the respondents (56%) are now aware that GP appointments are available from 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.
- On average, local peope who completed the survey agree/strongly agree that they are able to access pharmacy services easily where they live.
- Nearly three quarters (64%) of local people who responded are aware that Epson and St Helier hospitals are consulting on changes to hospital services in Sutton.
- There was not a strong level of agreement with the statement 'I know where to go if I need help with my mental health'. In addition, there was a number of comments relating to difficulties accessing mental health services, especially services for younger people.
- Approximately 30% of the respondents are aware of the Sutton Health and Care programme.
- When asked about planned changes to the NHS in South West London, 39% stated that they were unaware that any changes were planned.
- For both health and social care, respondents agree that more with the statement 'services are well-run' in comparison to 'money is spent wisely'. Responses for health services are marginally higher rather than social care.