August 11th, 2016
Cripps Health Centre has been named the top GP practice in Nottingham, according to the GP Patient Survey carried out on behalf of NHS England.
79% of patients rated their experience at Cripps Health Centre as ‘very good’, placing The University of Nottingham Health Service first out of 57 practices in the Nottingham area. A total of 4,500 patients were consulted for the survey, which collected data during July-September 2015 and January-March 2016.
With around 41,000 patients, Cripps Health Centre is the biggest single-site GP practice in the country, and serves mainly University students and staff.
Dr Matthew Litchfield, a GP at the centre, said: “We all work hard to deliver a good service. Wherever you practice medicine, the doctors, nurses and other staff are the prime factors that make a difference.
“Patients appreciate that we have short waiting lists, and that if people have a condition that needs to be seen that day, then we see everybody. It’s an open-ended promise, and it’s up to the patient to decide if they need to be seen.”
This follows news that the University has received a £9 million gift to develop a new health centre, which will allow for the existing surgery and dental centre on University Park to be repurposed. The vision for the new facility is centred on a coordinated approach to student health and wellbeing and will allow the University, and surrounding community, unrivalled healthcare facilities within Higher Education.
For more information about the GP Patient Survey and a top ten for GP surgeries in the area, read the Nottingham Post article.
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