People have been telling us about the frequency in which they are needing care which is putting additional pressure on the patient as well as the services they are using. People are also trying to access treatment at settings which are not the most appropriate to their needs.

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Accessing primary care

According to “NHS RightCare scenario: The variation between sub-optimal and optimal pathways” (2017), it is “estimated that the annual cost of managing wounds in the NHS and associated comorbidities is £5.3 billion… Over a year approximately 4.5% or 2.2 million people of the UK adult population will have a wound and about 30% of wounds in this study lacked a diagnosis documented in the GP records.” Healthwatch Surrey has been hearing from an increasing number of people who are finding it difficult to access good care, and this report is designed to highlight these difficulties


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