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Revealed: The best and worst GP practices in our area as rated by you

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This newspaper can today reveal a list of West Suffolk and South Norfolk’s 20 best and worst GP surgeries, based on ratings provided by patients.

The information is available on the NHS Choices website here, and is based on responses provided in the GP Patient Survey. Patients are asked how likely they are to recommend their practice to others.

The survey is sent out twice a year to about 1.36 million adults who are registered with a GP in England.

Here is the list of the 20 best and worst surgeries within our circulation area in West Norfolk and South Suffolk, based on the percentage of people who said they would recommend their GP surgery to others. Data for some practices was not available.

And while we list the 10 worst in our area it is worth noting that unlike elsewhere in the country, only three surgeries rank among the worst statistically, those over 67% being ranked as mid-range.

To find out the rating of your nearest practice, enter your postcode at www.nhs.uk.


1) Hadleigh Health Centre - Market Place, Hadleigh and Mill Surgery, Church Street, Boxford - 96% would recommend.

2) Mendlesham Medical Group - Church Road, Bacton, Stowmarket and Chapel Road, Mendlesham, Stowmarket- 95.6%

3) Bildeston Health Centre - High Street, Bildeston - 95.6%

4) Botesdale Health Centre - Back Hills, Botesdale, Diss - 95.6%

5) The Swan Surgery - Northgate Business Park, Bury St. Edmunds - 95%

6) Fressingfield Medical Centre - Wilby Road, Stradbroke, Eye and New Street, Fressingfield, Eye - 94.4%

7) Wickhambrook Surgery - Boyden Close, Nunnery Green, Wickhambrook - 91.4%

8) Hopton & Stanton Surgeries - Stanton Surgery, 10 The Chase, Stanton, Bury St Edmunds and Avicenna, High Street, Hopton, Diss - 91.2%

9) Woolpit Health Centre - Heath Road, Woolpit, Bury St. Edmunds - 90.1%

10) Drs Sagar and Pullen - Feltwell Surgery, Old Brandon Road, Thetford - 89.9%


1) Watton Medical Practice - 24 Gregor Shanks Way, Watton, Thetford - 30.4%

2) Harleston Medical Practice - Paddock Road, Harleston - 40.7%

3) The Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice - Clements Surgery, Greenfields Way, Haverhill, and Christmas Maltings Surgery, Camps road, Haverhill, and Kedington Surgery, School Road, Haverhill - 56.9%

4) The Rookery Medical Centre - Rookery House, The Rookery, Newmarket - 68.3%

5) Steeple Bumpstead Surgery - 10 Bower Hall Drive, Steeple Bumpstead, Haverhill - 69.7%

6) Dr Hume and Partners - Mount Street, Diss - 73.2%

7) Grove Surgery - Grove Lane, Thetford - 74.9%

8) Hardwicke House Group Practice - Cornard Surgery, 67 Pot Kiln Road Gt Cornard, Sudbury and Meadow Lane, Sudbury, and Stour Street, Sudbury, and Clare Surgery, Nethergate Street Clare, Sudbury - 76%

9) The Lawns Medical Practice - Mount Street, Diss - 77.3%

10) Needham Market Country Practice - Barking Road, Needham Market - 78.4%

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