THE BEST and worst GP practices in the Cotswolds, according to their patients, have been revealed.

The annual GP Patient Survey assesses every practice in the country on a range of topics including waiting times, the quality of care given, opening times, how easy it is to make an appointment, and out-of-hours service.

9,313 people took part in the survey in Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.

The results revealed that Rendcomb Surgery was the best in the Cotswolds with 100 per cent of patients surveyed saying their experience was 'good'.

Lechlade Medical Centre was third best in the Cotswolds, with 97 per cent of patients saying the same thing.

Of the 12 surgeries in the Cotswolds, Romney House Surgery in Tetbury received the lowest rating, with just 76 per cent of patients saying the surgery was 'good'.

Doctors surgeries in Cirencester were in the middle range when compared to other surgeries in the Cotswolds. 

Phoenix Surgery in Chesterton and St Peter's Road Surgery were described to be 'good' by 94 per cent of patients.

For Avenue Surgery, the figure was 91 per cent, and for The Park Surgery, it was 89 per cent.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

On average, 92 per cent of patients in the Cotswolds had a 'good' experience in doctors surgeries - higher than the county-wide figure of 89 per cent and the national figure of 85 per cent.

Patients' confidence and trust in the GP and nurse they spoke to was largely positive, with all surgeries gaining praise from 90 per cent or more of their patients.

But patients' experiences of making an appointment and of waiting times was mixed. 

The proportion of patients who said they 'don't normally have to wait long' to be seen ranged from 29 per cent at Romney House Surgery to 91 per cent at Rendcomb Surgery.

On average, 60 per cent in the Cotswolds did not have to wait long to be seen in GP surgeries - this was slightly lower than the Gloucestershire figure which was 62 per cent.

Likewise, patients who had a 'good experience making an appointment', ranged from 72 per cent at Romney House to 99 per cent at Rendcomb.

When looking at the Cotswolds, 86 per cent of patients had a good experience making an appointment - higher than the county-wide figure of 80 per cent.