Freedom of information request response - 05919

FOI request

FOI ID number
GP Surgeries
  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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

Our response


Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request which has been logged with the reference number FOI 05919.                                                                                                                                                                    

Please note that as a district council we do not have responsibility for GP Surgeries.

Go to Freedom of Information on the NHS North Cumbria CCG website to redirect your query.

Response date
07 February 2019