In a year when GP appointments were more likely to be a phone call than a face-to-face meeting, it seems patients’ satisfaction with their surgeries has remained high.
That’s according to the latest GP Patient Survey, produced by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England.
In this latest the survey, 2.4 million people were contacted from January to April of this year to see how patients feel about their local GP service, and around a third of them responded.
The results reveal the best and worst surgeries in Bedford and beyond.
Across the country, 83 per cent of people described their overall experience as ‘very good’ or ‘fairly good’, slightly higher than last year’s rate of 81.8 per cent.
But two-in-five (42 per cent) admitted to avoiding making an appointment when they had needed one.
The most common reason for this was not wanting to be a burden on the NHS, followed by not wanting to catch Covid.
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Surgeries are ranked by the proportion of patients who said they were ‘very good/poor’.