Reading? University Medical Centre

May 15, 2014
Best GP surgery in Reading?

The University Medical Centre is the best GP surgery in Reading - at least as far as patients are concerned.

The practice, on Northcourt Avenue, received the best overall marks of any surgery in Reading in the annual GP Patient Survey.

The survey, run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the NHS, is based on the opinions of nearly one million users of practices across England on everything from trust in their doctor to waiting times in the surgery.

Some 90.7% of people who responded said they would recommend the University Medical Centre to a newcomer to the area.

Furthermore, 95.1% said they had a good experience making an appointment, 84.7% said they had a good amount of time with the GP, 83.8% said they were satisfied with opening hours, 74.6% said they 'definitely' had trust and confidence in the doctors, and 69.6% said they weren't kept waiting too long.

Taking all those marks into account, The University Medical Centre ranked 1, 099th of 7, 929 practices in England, and top in Reading.

The surgery was rated as being in band one, meaning it was in the most need of a new inspection - due to take place between January and March this year.

Use our interactive search below to put in your postcode and see how your local GP surgery ranks

A total of 881, 183 patients from nearly 8, 000 surgeries across England had their say in the GP Patient Survey last year.

The data was gathered in two waves - between January and March 2014, and between July and September 2014.

While the survey itself asks dozens of questions, we have focused on responses to six key issues.

They are: experience of making an appointment, waiting times at the surgery, confidence and trust in the GP, satisfaction with opening hours, the amount of time the patient gets with a doctor, and whether the patient would recommend the surgery to others.

We ranked all surgeries in each category, based on the proportion of positive responses.

We have also generated an overall ranking by simply adding up the rankings in each of the six individual categories.

We have also included the key data used to rank the surgeries - in other words, the percentage of patients who gave a positive response to each of the key questions.

This is important: just because a surgery has a relatively low rank in a particular category - such as trust in the GP - it doesn't mean it is actually bad. It just means that patients of other surgeries believe theirs is even better.

The pollsters use weighted average, which adjust for biases from age, gender and social indicators like deprivation levels.

Source: www.getreading.co.uk
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