THE best doctors surgeries in and around Knutsford have been revealed.

The results of this year’s GP Patient Survey have been published, revealing what people think of their local surgeries.

And it is a good showing for those in Knutsford, with all seven surgeries in the surrounding area receiving an overall approval rating higher than the national average.

Top of the pecking order, and retaining such title, is Alderley Edge Medical Centre, which has a rating of 94 per cent, up two per cent from 2022.

The lowest rated is the Health Centre in Holmes Chapel.

However, with a score of 79 per cent, it is still better than the country’s average of 71 per cent.

Five of the seven surgeries saw their score improve.

Wilmslow Health Centre saw the greatest increase, jumping from 68 per cent in 2022 to 83 per cent this time round.

Meanwhile, Handforth Health Centre was the only surgery to see its approval rating drop, going from 88 per cent down to 80.

Knutsford Medical Partnership saw its rating remain the same, at 84%.

The GP partnership oversees sites at Toft Road, Manchester Road, Annandale, and Town Lane, as well as clinics from Knutsford Community Hospital.

A spokesperson for NHS Cheshire and Merseyside said: “In line with the rest of the country, GP practices in Cheshire have been working under enormous pressure with increasing demand on their services. 

“We recognise the challenges in Cheshire and are aware that patient experience varies across the county. 

"We’re working closely with practices to improve patient experience and introduce the NHS and Department of Health and Social Care’s plan for recovering access to Primary Care, which will make it easier and more convenient for patients to get the help they need from local primary care services.”

Overall approval rating of GPs in Knutsford and the surrounding area 2023 (2022)

1. Alderley Edge Medical Centre 94% (92%)

2. Chelford Surgery 92% (91%)

3. Knutsford Medical Partnership 84% (84%)

4. Wilmslow Health Centre 83% (68%)

5. Kenmore Medical Centre 81% (79%)

6. Handforth Health Centre 80% (88%)

7. Holmes Chapel Health Centre 79% (77%)