How good is your GP surgery? – here’s how to find out.
The latest findings from the GP Patient Survey have been released. This is a huge ongoing poll involving more than a million people a year.
And you can find out how your local surgery performed by typing its name or postcode into our interactive gadget.
The GP Patient Survey covers everything from the trust patients have in their doctor, to the attitude of reception staff and how easy it is to get an appointment.
The Reach Data Unit have crunched the numbers in seven key areas: how easy it is to get an appointment, whether opening times are convenient, whether people trust the GP, whether the GP listens to them, whether the GP treats them with care and concern, whether receptionists are helpful, and how patients rate their overall experience.
Each surgery was given a rank for its performance in each of these areas. Those category rankings were then added up to give an overall ranking.
Surgeries that had fewer than 50 responses were excluded on the basis that the sample was too small to draw reliable conclusions.
Nationally, Slaidburn Health Centre in Clitheroe, Lancashire, came out as the number one GP surgery in the country, according to patients.
Our interactive widget, included above, will give you information about your doctors’ surgery.