Table 2

Comparison of attendance patterns to general practitioner (GP) practices for the public and those attending pharmacy and dental practices (figures presented as percentage unless otherwise stated)

Public opinionPatient opinion
New Street railway stationBirmingham Public MarketsNHS dental patientsPrivate dental patientsPharmacy patients
n=909n=462n=515n=500n=533
When did you last visit your GP?
 Less than 1 year ago7874717583
 More than 1 year ago1720222014
 More than 5 years ago54753
 Never03n/an/an/a
When did you last visit your GP for a routine health check?
 Less than 1 year ago2631474348
 More than 1 year ago1624222223
 More than 5 years ago6628346
 Never52393224
  • NHS, National Health Service.