WARRINGTON’S best and worst rated GP surgeries according to the patients that use them have been revealed.

The results of the GP Patient Survey 2021 have been published this morning, Thursday, after 9,424 questionnaires were sent out.

A total of 3,483 were returned completed, demonstrating a response rate of 37 per cent.

The GP Patient Survey measures patients’ experiences across a range of topics, including making an appointment, access to online services and out-of-hours services.

Culcheth Medical Centre was named the best surgery in Warrington according to patients, with an overall approval rating of 95 per cent.

Seven surgeries – Culcheth, Dallam Lane, Fairfield, Manchester Road, Guardian Street, The Lakeside and Birchwood – had approval rates of above 90 per cent overall.

However at the other end of the table, Penketh Health Centre was ranked at the bottom and scored just 66 per cent.

Folly Lane, Padgate, Holes Lane, Chapelford, Stockton Heath, Stretton, Four Seasons, Parkview and The Eric Moore Partnership also fell below the national average of 83 per cent.

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Overall, 83 per cent of Warrington residents were happy with the experience their received from their GP surgery.

In terms of getting through to a staff member on the phone, which has been a widely reported problem since Covid lockdown restrictions were eased, Cockhedge came out on top with a performance score of 96 per cent.

Only 28 per cent of patients at Penketh Health Centre said it was 'easy' to get through to someone.

Patients at Fairfield, Culcheth, Dallam Lane and Manchester Road rated their practices top for websites and online services.

Here is the full list:

1. Culcheth Medical Centre – 95 per cent

2. Dallam Lane Medical Centre – 93 per cent

= Fairfield Surgery – 93 per cent

= Manchester Road Surgery – 93 per cent

3. Guardian Street Medical Centre – 92 per cent

= The Lakeside Surgery – 92 per cent

4. Birchwood Medical Centre – 91 per cent

5. Latchford Medical Centre – 89 per cent

= Cockhedge Medical Centre – 89 per cent

6. Brookfield Surgery – 87 per cent

= Springfields Medical Centre – 87 per cent

7. Helsby Street Medical Centre – 85 per cent

= Westbrook Medical Centre – 85 per cent

8. Causeway Medical Centre – 84 per cent

= Greenbank Surgery – 84 per cent

9. Fearnhead Cross Medical Centre – 83 per cent

10. Folly Lane Medical Centre – 80 per cent

= Padgate Medical Centre – 80 per cent

11. Holes Lane Medical Centre – 79 per cent

= Chapelford Primary Care Centre – 79 per cent

12. Stockton Heath Medical Centre – 78 per cent

= Stretton Medical Centre – 78 per cent

= Four Seasons Medical Centre – 78 per cent

13. Parkview Medical Centre – 76 per cent

14. The Eric Moore Partnership – 75 per cent

15. Penketh Health Centre – 66 per cent