Nottinghamshire GP practices with lowest percentage of face-to-face appointments

Fewer than three quarters of GP appointments were face-to-face last month, new data by the NHS has revealed. The new statistics, which cover all practices across England, are an attempt to improve transparency so patients can see how their practice compares to others.

The figures will be released monthly. Across the country as a whole, just 73.4 per cent of GP appointments took place face-to-face in October.

At the worst-performing practices, however, just 12.0 percent of appointments were face-to-face. Here is how Nottinghamshire practices compare to the rest of the country.

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Nottinghamshire practices with the 10 lowest percentages of face-to-face appointments

Practice: Percentage of appointments face-to-face
RADFORD MEDICAL PRACTICE (KAUR): 37%
PARKSIDE MEDICAL CENTRE: 40.3%
PEACOCK HEALTHCARE: 45.3%
EASTWOOD PRIMARY CARE CENTRE: 47%
THE WELLSPRING SURGERY: 49.3%
TUDOR HOUSE MEDICAL PRACTICE: 49.9%
LOMBARD MEDICAL CENTRE: 51.1%
HOUNSFIELD SURGERY: 51.5%
THE WINDMILL PRACTICE: 51.8%
BRAMCOTE SURGERY: 52%

Only 38.9 percent of appointments were on the same day in England last month. At least two practices saw no patients the same day.

However, the average wait for an appointment in England was between two and seven days according to the data. There were 13 practices though where the typical wait was 15 to 21 days.

Nottinghamshire Practices with the 10 lowest percentages for same day appointments:

RIVERBANK MEDICAL SERVICES: 19.4%
WELBECK SURGERY: 19.6%
BRAMCOTE SURGERY: 19.9%
WHYBURN MEDICAL PRACTICE: 20.2%
NORTH LEVERTON SURGERY: 20.7%
CHURCHFIELDS MEDICAL PRACTICE: 21.5%
PLEASLEY SURGERY: 22%
HILL VIEW SURGERY: 22.1%
THE IVY MEDICAL GROUP: 23.1%
ACORN MEDICAL PRACTICE: 23.3%

Fewer than half of appointments at practices in England were actually with GPs according to the data, 45 percent.

Nottinghamshire Practices with 10 lowest percentages of appointments with a GP:

ST PETERS MEDICAL PRACTICE: 18%
TUDOR HOUSE MEDICAL PRACTICE: 18.9%
NEWTHORPE MEDICAL PRACTICE: 20.5%
WESTDALE LANE SURGERY: 21.5%
ASHFIELD HOUSE (ANNESLEY): 22.3%
LOWMOOR ROAD SURGERY: 24.7%
THE CALVERTON PRACTICE: 25.9%
BARNBY GATE SURGERY: 28.7%
GREENFIELDS MEDICAL CENTRE (YVS RAO): 29.4%
KINGFISHER FAMILY PRACTICE: 31%

Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay said: “We promised to prioritise patients and improve access and that is exactly what we have done – and this is just the start. I am determined to make it easier for people to get an appointment with their GP practice when they need one and this will allow patients to make a more informed choice about the care they receive.”

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