WIRRAL’S best and worst ranked GP surgeries have been named in a new patient satisfaction survey.

Church Road Medical Practice came out as top in the borough with a 98% happiness rating, while Townfield Health Centre came at the foot of the table with a rating of just 72%.

Collectively 90% rated Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group’s surgeries as good, 6% above the national average.

The England-wide probe provides data about patient experiences of their GP practices and measures waiting times, care quality, opening times, making appointments and out of hour services.

A total of 5,395 people took part in the survey from across the borough with 24% of patients saying it was not easy to get through to their GP on the phone – just 31% at St Catherine's Surgery said that it was easy getting through on the phone.

An encouraging 97% of people said they had confidence and trust with their GP.

Only 67% of patients felt that their needs had been met at their last appointment.

Overall 93% believed that receptionists were helpful - 3% above the national average.

The following surgeries were above or at the national average for overall experience:

Church Road Medical Practice (98%)

Vittoria Medical Centre K (97%)

Grove Road surgery (97%)

Vittoria Medical Centre G (97%)

Parkfield Medical Centre (97%)

Blackheath Medical Centre (96%)

St Hilary Group Practice (96%)

Somerville Medical Centre (96%)

Heswall and Pensby Group Practice (95%)

Allport Medical Centre (95%)

Prenton Medical Centre (94%)

Kings Lane Medical Practice (94%)

Moreton Medical Centre (94%)

Hoylake Road Medical Centre (94%)

Devaney Medical Centre (94%)

The Village Medical Centre (93%)

Manor Health Centre (93%)

Villa Medical Centre (93%)

Marine Lake Medical Practice (93%)

TG Medical Centre (93%)

Miriam Medical Centre (92%)

Liscard Group Practice (92%)

Riverside Surgery (92%)

Claughton Medical Centre (91%)

Heatherlands Medical Centre (91%)

Upton Group Practice (91%)

St Georges Medical Centre (91%)

Spital Surgery (90%)

Field Road Health Centre (90%)

Whetstone Lane Medical Centre (90%)

West Wirral Group Practice (90%)

Orchard Surgery (89%)

Moreton Health Clinic (89%)

Holmlands Medical Centre (89%)

Woodchurch Medical Centre (88%)

Cavendish Medical Centre (88%)

Commonfield Road Surgery (86%)

Civic Medical Centre (86%)

Sunlight Group Practice (85%)

Eastham Group Practice (85%)

Leasowe Medical Practice (84%)

Teehey Lane Surgery (84%)

Central Park Medical Centre (84%)

St Catherine’s Surgery (84%)

The following surgeries were below national average for overall experience:

Greasby Group Practice (83%)

Moreton Cross Group Practice (83%)

Hamilton Medical Centre (83%)

Hoylake and Meols Medical Centre (82%)

Egremont Medical Centre (77%)

Gladstone Medical Centre (74%)

Townfield Health Centre (72%)