GP Access Survey for Runcorn GP Practices

Halton & St Helens VCA has been asked to support Runcorn GP Practices with some important engagement work. 

GP Practices play an important role in their community and many people cherish the relationship they have with their GP Practice.  Local Practices have recognised that they need to adapt to preserve this important relationship at a time when demand for their services is increasing. In Runcorn, the R-Health project has been set up to achieve this.

The R-Health project involves all six GP Practices working together learning from one another, sharing expertise & experiences and exploring new ways of delivering GP services in Runcorn.

“We also want to work with our residents” says Dr Gary O’Hare, the R Health Clinical Lead and GP at Murdishaw Health Centre. “The feedback we gather from our patients is extremely important to us. We know there are opportunities to do things better and we want local people to be involved in helping us shape services.”

One of the key areas R Health are currently examining is how people make an appointment with their GP Practice. As such, they’ve designed an online survey with questions about when you want or need help from your Practice.

You can complete the survey by visiting   

R Health are also hosting some Focus Groups to discuss what the world’s worst and best “access to GP Practices” would look like. They will be held at the Grangeway Community Centre in Runcorn on Tuesday 23rd July (from 2pm till 4pm) and Wednesday 24th July (from 7pm till 9pm). Places are limited. To book yours please phone (01928) 592 405.

Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.