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Key findings from the quarterly tracker survey

The quarterly tracker survey is sent to a random sample of members who respond on a variety of topics related to the workplace, career and industry concerns.

In the Q2 April 2015 survey, participants were asked about their familiarity with the five year forward view.

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The five year forward view survey queried members on:

  • Familiarity with the five year forward view
  • Interest in local developments
  • Working for an integrated organisation

How familiar are you with the 'five year forward view' publication?

Five Year Forward View graph 1 - results of question 'How familiar are you with the ‘five year forward view’ publication?'

Nearly 63% of all respondents (highlighted above) were not at all familiar with the five year forward view, but familiarity was highest among GPs (43%).

At 55%, familiarity with PACS (primary and acute care systems - one of the new care models) was higher than familiarity with the five year forward view and another of the new care models, MCPs (multispecialty community providers – both 32%).

 

Interest in local developments

Nearly half of hospital doctor respondents would be interested or very interested to learn more about local GP practices' proposals to provide more specialist services in the community or primary care setting (48%).

What aspects of the proposals would you be most interested in (hospital doctors)?

Five Year Forward View graph 2 - results of question 'What aspects of the proposals would you be most interested in?' hospital doctors

As pictured above, the information of most interest to hospital doctors was:

  1. whether GP practices' proposals were clinically sound or supported by evidence;
  2. whether they would result in more patient-centred and co-ordinated care; and
  3. which services they planned to provide.

 

Just over a third of GP respondents would be interested or very interested in learning more about local hospitals' plans to open or run GP surgeries (36%).

What aspects of the proposals would you be most interested in (GPs)?

Five Year Forward View graph 3 - results of question 'What aspects of the proposals would you be most interested in?' GPs

As pictured above, the information of most interest to GPs was:

  1. whether local hospitals' proposals would affect their GP practice;
  2. whether they resulted in more patient-centred care; and
  3. who would provide the GP service.

 

Working for an integrated organisation

Five Year Forward View graph 4 - results of question 'What is your interest in working for a single integrated organisation in the future?'

Less than half of all respondents would be interested or very interested in working for a single, integrated organisation in the future (42%). Interest was similar regardless of whether the organisation had been led by a hospital, GP practices or a CCG (clinical commissioning group).

GPs were less interested in the hospital-led option (18%) and more interested in the GP practice-led and CCG-led options than all respondents (both 54%).

Hospital doctors were more interested in the hospital-led option than all respondents (55%).

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Read the blog The five year forward view: what exactly is it 'time to deliver'?

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