GP Surgery Access and Hoist Installation


      1. How many of the GP surgeries/ Practises offering GP services within your Local Authority  have step- free access.  In addition, how many practises offering GP services do not have step -free access?


      1. In the event that a patient requiring step- free access was to attend a practise that did not offer step- free access, what contingency plan/ reasonable adjustment, if any, is implemented to ensure the patient receives the treatment they require without significant delay and in a reasonable time-frame.


      1. How many surgeries and clinics within your Local Authority  offering GP services have a hoist installed (either  mobile or ceiling) to assist a patient transfer from a wheelchair onto a GP’s examination table. How many GP surgeries and buildings offering GP services do not  have a hoist installed?  In the event that a hoist is not available, what reasonable adjustment/adjustments are put in place to ensure the patient can receive treatment without delay?



Devon County Council does not hold the above requested information. The commissioning of primary care is the responsibility of NHS England and we would recommend you re-direct your request to the NHS.  Contact details are provided below:

Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group