THE BEST and worst GP surgeries in the Andover area have been revealed.

94 per cent of patients at Charlton Hill Surgery, located next to Andover War Memorial Hospital, said that their overall experience was good, meaning it took the number one spot.

The survey, carried out each year for the NHS, asks patients their views of their registered practices across a range of criteria, including ease of making an appointment, their practice's website, the helpfulness of receptionists and whether their needs were met.

59 per cent of patients at Watership Down said that their experience was very good, with another 34 per cent commenting that it was fairly good.

You can see the full list below.

In second place was Shepherds Spring Medical Centre.

89 per cent of patients there said that their overall experience was good.

A number of other practices all had ratings above or around the average for the wider West Hampshire CCG area - including St Mary's Surgery, Whitchurch Surgery (both 88 per cent), Gratton Surgery in Sutton Scotney and Stockbridge Surgery (both 87 per cent).

On the other hand, The Andover Health Centre Medical Practice came last in the statistics, with 81 per cent of patients saying their overall experience was good.

However, this was the same as the average rating in North Hampshire.

Second bottom was Adelaide Medical Centre, with 84 per cent of patients saying they had a good experience.

The results are part of the GP Patient Survey, an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England.

It is the largest survey of its kind as is used by the NHS as a key source of insight.

How do they compare?

The average across the West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, which covers a massive area including Andover, Whitchurch, Winchester, the New Forest, Romsey, Eastleigh and many towns to the north of Southampton and Fareham, was that 84 per cent thought their overall experience was good.

This is the best rate in the whole of Hampshire - with South East Hampshire and the Isle of Wight close behind (84 and 82 per cent respectively).

At the bottom was Fareham and Gosport with 72 per cent, with Southampton (77 per cent) just above.

The results of the survey have remained steady over recent years in West Hampshire.

In 2018, 88 per cent of patients thought their overall experience was good, compared to 87 per cent in 2019 and 2020.

And the same can be said about people who said their experiences were poor: in 2018 and 2019, the number was at four per cent, whilst it rose slightly to 5 per cent in 2019.

The full list:

Charlton Hill Surgery - 94%

Shepherds Spring Medical Centre - 89%

St Mary's Surgery - 88%

Whitchurch Surgery - 88%

Gratton Surgery - 87%

Stockbridge Surgery - 87%

Adelaide Medical Centre - 84%

The Andover Health Centre Medical Practice - 81%