The top 10 doctors surgeries in Lancashire have been revealed.
Slaidburn Health Centre in Clitheroe has beaten more than 150 other practices across the county to claim the number one spot as the patients’ choice.
The new league table is based on the latest findings from the GP Patient Survey – a huge ongoing poll involving more than a million people a year.
It 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.
LancsLive has 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.
More than 98 per cent of patients at the Slaidburn Health Centre felt their doctor listened to them properly, while a similar proportion said they were treated with care and concern.
One hundred per cent said reception staff were helpful, and 96 per cent said their overall experience of the surgery was good.
Here are the top ten doctors surgeries in Lancashire:
1. Slaidburn Health Centre, Shay Lane, Slaidburn, Clitheroe
2. The Old Links Surgery, 104 Highbury Road East, Lytham St Annes
3. Beeches Medical Centre, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston
4. County Road Surgery, 109 County Road, Ormskirk
5. Adlington Medical Centre, 22-24 Babylon Lane, Anderton, Chorley
6. The Village Surgeries Croston and Eccleton, Out Lane, Croston, Leyland
7. Yorkshire Street Medical Centre, 80 Yorkshire Street, Burnley
8. Parbold Surgery, 4 The Green, Parbold
9. Kingsfold Medical Centre, Woodcroft Close, Penwortham
10. Barnoldswick Medical Centre, Park Road, Barnoldswick
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In order to rank all surgeries nationwide, we looked at weighted survey results in each of the seven key areas.
Each surgery was given a rank for its performance in each area. Those category rankings were then added up to give an overall ranking.
Surgeries which had fewer than 50 responses were excluded on the basis that the sample was too small to draw reliable conclusions.