Website helps patients to pick their GP practice

A Good Pub Guide-style website has been launched so that patients can compare their GP practice with others.

The Your GP Guide website was piloted by the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre (GP, 1 April 2005). It costs practices £250 to join.

Information includes GP numbers and quality scores. Practices are measured against PCT and national averages.

Other information includes doctor's concern, quality of nurse care and receptionist helpfulness, as judged by patients and an independent reviewer, and compared to a national average.

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