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NHS: Surveys

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of the NHS GP patient survey of hospital choice provided by Ipsos MORI. (122391)

The general practitioner patient survey is expected to cost no more than £11 million. The total cost of the hospital choice element of the survey will depend on the number of responses received by Ipsos MORI from patients, but is likely to be in the region of £2.5 million.

The hospital choice survey will be handed out to patients who have been referred between 16 January and 30 March 2007.