A NEW patient satisfaction survey has revealed the best and worst surgeries in Leigh, Tyldesley and Atherton.

Grasmere Surgery in Leigh tops the happiness rating after 98 per cent of patients surveyed said they had a 'good' experience Collectively, 87 per cent of residents rated Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group’s surgeries as good – slightly above the national rate of 85 per cent.

The England-wide survey provides practice-level data about patient experiences of their GP practices, measuring their experiences of waiting times, care quality, opening times, making appointments and out of hours services.

Grasmere Surgery was also rated as one of the best in the area for ease of getting through to the GP surgery on the phone while Leigh Family Practice was one of the worst in the Wigan Borough.

Intrahealth Leigh Sports Village and Grasmere Surgery topped the scale for waiting times at the surgery.

The following surgeries achieved patient satisfaction ratings above or at the national average:

Grasmere Surgery in Leigh 98%

Dr BH Esa at Leigh Health Centre 97%

Lilford Park Surgery in Leigh 97%

Elliot Street Surgery in Tyldesley 94%

Intrahealth Leigh Sports Village 94%

Doublet-Stewart MPH in Leigh 93%

Seven Brooks Medical Centre in Atherton 93%

Dr CP Khatri in Tyldesley 92%

Brookmill Medical Centre in Leigh 91%

Dr Spielmann and Partners in Leigh 89%

Foxleigh Family Surgery in Leigh 87%

Intrahealth Tyldesley 86%

Dr Trivedi and Trivedi at Westleigh Medical Centre 85%

The following surgeries scored patient satisfaction ratings below the national average:

Dr S N Sharma and Partner in Atherton 80%

Leigh Family Practice 71%