New stats have revealed the best and worst GP practices across the north and north-east Scotland for patient satisfaction.
In November, health chiefs sent out more than 500,000 surveys to homes across the country asking for feedback on their local doctor – just under one-quarter responded.
This included their overall thoughts on the care they’ve received and specific points about how their last GP appointment went.
Four practices returned a 100% positive rate – including Braemar Health Clinic.
For some others, however, almost 50% of the feedback they received was negative.
See the scores for your local practice in our searchable table below.
How does my area compare?
Across Scotland, the average practice received 67% positive feedback and 14% negative.
As health and social care partnerships, Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles all fared the best in the country, with more than 80% positive responses in each.
Highland scored 77%, with neighbouring Moray trailing on 60%.
In the north-east, 65% of Aberdonians were positive about their care compared to 58% in Aberdeenshire.
Where are the stand-out practices in my area?
Top performer: Kingswells (91% positive, 0% negative)
Worst performer: Whinhill (45% positive, 33% negative)
Top performer: Braemar (100% positive, 0% negative)
Worst performer: Mintlaw (21% positive, 49% negative)
Top performer: Burnfield (91% positive, 1% negative)
Worst performer: Fairfield (62% positive, 10% negative)
Top performer: Seafield & Cullen (95% positive)
Worst performer: Aberlour (25% positive, 47% negative)
The full list: Best and worst GPs in Scotland for patient satisfaction?
We’ve taken the available data and added it to a searchable table so you can find the information most relevant to you.
You can use the search function to find your local practice, or sort to see who had the best and worst results in Scotland.
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