GP survey results. (Stock image)

The easiest...and hardest GP surgeries to book an appointment with in Peterborough

How does your doctor’s surgery rate?

By Ben Jones
Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 5:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 5:57 am

Recent statistics from the latest GP Patient Survey, produced by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England, show that the majority of patients (71 percent) had a good experience booking an appointment.

This represents an overall rise (up from 65 percent), despite a public row brewing over whether doctors are seeing enough people face-to-face.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has now unveiled a £250m package for GPs in England to improve access to their services - but only if they increase the number of in-person consultations.

GP groups have responded angrily, accusing ministers of failing to grasp the scale of the staffing crisis affecting surgeries.

The patient survey contacted 2.4 million people from January to April of this year to gather information on how patients feel about their local GP service, and around a third of them responded.

The picture in Peterborough is mixed with some surgeries receiving over 80 percent satisfaction with their booking appointment system, while others poll as low as 33 percent. At one Peterborough surgery, just 6.7 percent of those who responded said they had a very good experience.

Here we reveal the GP practices in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group area which were voted the easiest/hardest to make an appointment at. Sixteen surgeries were ranked in the city.

Surgeries have been ranked by the proportion of patients who said their experience of booking an appointment was ‘very good/poor’.

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