A VILLAGE surgery has been ranked as the best GP surgery in the Braintree district, according to new patient survey data.

All of the GPs overseen by the Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group have been ranked in the 2020 NHS patient survey.

The survey data is collated by asking patients their views on their experiences at the surgeries.

Which are the best rated surgeries in the area?

Coggeshall Surgery is rated best for overall experience of patients in the 2020 NHS patient survey.

Of those who responded, 99 per cent registered at the surgery said their experience was good.

Freshford Practice in Finchingfield was the highest rated GP surgery in the Halstead area, with 95 per cent of respondents saying the service was good.

Meanwhile, the Hedingham Medical Centre was close behind with 86 per cent.

What is the average?

The average score across the surgeries in the Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group was 76 per cent.

This is below the national average, where 82 per cent of respondents to the survey ranked the overall experience at their surgery as good.

What about the worst in Braintree district?

At the other end of the scale, Church Lane surgery in Bocking was bottom of the list for overall experience.

Out of those who answered the survey, only 44 per cent said their experience at the surgery was good.

Third from bottom was the Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery in Halstead with just 56 per cent of patients saying their experience was good.

The full rankings by patient experience:

Coggeshall Surgery - 99%

Freshford Practice (Finchingfield) - 95%

Hedingham Medical Centre - 86%

Collingwood Road Surgery (Witham) - 80%

The Pump House (Earls Colne) - 80%

The Laurels Surgery (Hatfield Peverel) - 78%

Douglass Grove Surgery (Witham) - 76%

Witham Health Centre - 74%

Fern House Surgery (Witham) - 74%

Mount Chambers (Braintree) - 73%

Silver End Surgery - 69%

Blandford Medical Centre (Braintree) - 64%

The Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery (Halstead) - 56%

Kelvedon and Feering Medical Centre - 49%

Church Lane surgery (Bocking) - 44%

For more information, or to see the results yourself, visit www.gp-patient.co.uk/surveysandreports.