The best and worst rated

The 11 worst-rated GPs in South Shields for appointment availability

How does your GP rank for booking appointments, and should you consider moving?

These are the 11 GPs in South Shields that rank as the worst, and best rated, for customer satisfaction when it comes to booking an appointment.

New data published by NHS England shows what people think about their doctor’s surgery.

The latest GP Patient Survey produced by Ipsos on behalf of NHS England asked people across the country what they think about many aspects of their care, including the appointment booking process.

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The survey contacted 2.5 million people between 10 January and 11 April this year to gather information on how patients feel about their local GP practice and in total just under 720,000 forms were returned, representing a 29% response rate.

Across England, almost a quarter (23.4%) of respondents said the overall process of booking appointments was ‘very good’, a third (32.8%) rated it as ‘fairly good’ and 17.9% said it was ‘neither good nor poor’.

However not everyone was as impressed with the process of booking appointments, with 13.5% of people saying it was ‘fairly poor’ and 12.4% describing it as ‘very poor’.

Using the South Tyneside District Hospital as a starting point, NewcastleWorld looked at the 11 geographically closest GPs in order of the best rated to worst rated found in South Shields.

Only those included in the NHS GP Patient Surgery data have been included.

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