TRAFFORD’S best and worst GP practices, as voted for by patients, have been revealed.

The GP Patient Survey 2020 asked residents for their views on their doctors’ surgeries across a range of different areas.

And some 86 per cent of patients rated their overall experience of GP practices in Trafford as good this year, compared to the national average of 84 per cent.

The most recent survey for NHS Trafford CCG showed that 9,704 questionnaires were sent out, and 3,226 were returned completed. This represents a response rate of 33 per cent.

Topping the charts were Village Surgery in Timperley and Conway Road Medical Practice in Sale where 99 per cent of patients rated the service as good.

Meanwhile, Brooks Bar Medical Centre (Limelight) in Stretford came bottom of the pile with 60 per cent saying it was good.

The results also show Trafford practices rate amongst the best in Greater Manchester.

Dr Mark Jarvis, Medical Director at NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “As a CCG, our job is to make sure Trafford people have the health services they need and that these services are safe and deliver high-quality care.

“So I’m delighted to be able to say that if you use GP services in places like Stretford, Altrincham, Sale or Urmston – or indeed anywhere in Trafford – you’re more likely to be happy with the overall experience of visiting your practice.

“It is testament to the professionalism of our GP practices and the services they offer to people who live in this borough and to our partners and colleagues in supporting them.”

The Messenger tried to contact Brooks Bar Medical Centre about the news and their ratings but they were unable to provide a comment by the time of going to press.

Overall patient satisfaction ratings for NHS Trafford CCG’s GP practices (per cent):

1 - Village Surgery, Timperley (99 per cent),

" - Conway Road Medical Practice, Sale (99),

3 - Family Surgery, Altrincham (97),

4 - Timperley Health Centre (Westwood) (96),

5 - Barrington Medical Centre, Altrincham (95),

" - Derbyshire Road South, Sale, (95),

7 - Bodmin Road Health Centre, Sale (94),

" - West Timperley Medical Centre (94),

" - Altrincham Medical Practice (94),

10 - Grove Medical Practice, Timperley (93),

" - Shay Lane Medical Centre (Kelman), Hale Barns (93),

12 - Shay Lane Medical Centre (Patel), Hale Barns (92),

13 - Boundary House Medical Centre, Sale (90),

14 - Lostock Medical Centre, Stretford (89),

" - Washway Road Medical Centre, Sale (89),

16 - St John’s Medical Centre, Altrincham (88),

" - Flixton Road Medical Centre (88), " - Primrose Surgery, Urmston (88),

" - Urmston Group Practice (88),

20 - Riddings Family Health Centre, Timperley (86),

21 - Davyhulme Medical Centre (85),

22 - Firsway Health Centre, Sale (82),

23 - Park Medical Centre, Timperley (81),

24 - Partington Central Surgery (78),

25 - Gloucester House Medical Centre, Urmston (77),

" - Partington Family Practice (77),

27 - Delamere Medical Practice, Stretford (72),

28 - Old Trafford Medical Practice (67),

29 - North Trafford Group Practice, Stretford (61) and 30 - Brooks Bar Medical Centre, Stretford (60).