Stockport Express

Top health concerns in survey


ACCESS to GP appointmen­ts is a top priority for Stockport residents according to watchdog Healthwatc­h Stockport.

The organisati­on spoke to people across the borough about what they want from health and social care services for a report published last week.

Nearly 40 per cent of people who responded said access to appointmen­ts, particular­ly with GPs, is the highest priority for them.

Twenty per cent valued good communicat­ion and informatio­n, while a further 20pc referred to the attitude of staff in their comments.

The research also found that many young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgende­r people were concerned about the attitude of GPs to their sexuality and age.

Roy Oliver, from Healthwatc­h Stockport, said: “We hope that local service providers take the findings into account when planning future services.”

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