The 13 worst-rated GPs in Hexham, Ryton and Wylam for appointment availability
How does your local GP rank for booking appointments, and should you consider moving to a new doctor?
These are the 13 GPs in Hexham, Ryton and Wylam 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.
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.
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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 Hexham as a starting point on the NHS website, NewcastleWorld looked at the 13 geographically closest GPs in order of the best rated to worst rated - which included surgeries in Wylam, Ryton and Prudhoe as well.
Only those found in the NHS GP Patient Surgery data have been included.