Cornwall GP surgery appointment waiting times RANKED

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Almost one in seven people in Cornwall had to wait over three weeks to see their GP last month. A total of 374,238 GP appointments took place across the NHS Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board area in April, according to the latest data from the NHS.

Two thirds of those (66.6 per cent) took place within a week of being booked, including 45.8 per cent which took place on the same day of booking. A total of 51,342 patients, however, had to wait over three weeks from the time they booked the appointment to it taking place.
That works out as almost one in every seven appointments (13.7 per cent) that took place in April, with Falmouth being the worst place, with two surgeries from the town in the top five for longer waits. That total is up from 12.3 per cent of appointments in March and 10.8 per cent in February. See further details about March figures here.

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Across England as a whole, 10.6 per cent of appointments took place more than three weeks after being booked. Though 67.3 per cent took place within a week.

Patients were more likely to have to wait over three weeks in other parts of the country, however. Almost a fifth (19.6 per cent) of appointments in Gloucestershire in April took place more than 21 days after booking. That’s the highest percentage in the country.

In Dorset the ratio was 17.8 per cent, in Norfolk it was 17.6 per cent, in Derby and Derbyshire it was 16.3 per cent, and in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire it was 16.1 per cent.

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By contrast, only 4.0 per cent of GP appointments in North Central London took place more than 21 days after booking.

In North East London the ratio was 4.6 per cent, in North West London it was 5.1 per cent, in South East London it was 6.0 per cent, in South West London it was 6.0 per cent, and in Coventry and Warwickshire it was 6.6 per cent.

In Cornwall, the five most likely to wait more than three weeks in April were patients at Falmouth Health Centre (30.6 per cent). Morrab Surgery, Penzance (29.7 per cent), Brannel Survery, St Austell (28.8 per cent), Trescobes Surgery, Falmouth (26.6 per cent) and Lander Medical Practice, Truro (25.3 per cent).

The full list in order of most likely to wait more than three weeks (see the gadget above for exact percentages)

Falmouth Health Centre

THE HEALTH CENTRE, TREVAYLOR ROAD, FALMOUTH, CORNWALL

Morrab Surgery

MORRAB SURGERY, 2 MORRAB ROAD, PENZANCE, CORNWALL

Brannel Surgery

BRANNEL SURGERY, 58 RECTORY RD, ST STEPHEN, ST AUSTELL, CORNWALL

Trescobeas Surgery

TRESCOBEAS SURGERY, TRESCOBEAS ROAD, FALMOUTH, CORNWALL

Lander Medical Practice

TRURO HEALTH PARK, INFIRMARY HILL, TRURO, CORNWALL

Oak Tree Surgery

OAK TREE SURGERY, CLEMO ROAD, LISKEARD, CORNWALL

St Mary'S Health Centre

THE HEALTH CENTRE, KING EDWARD'S LANE, ST MARYS, ISLES OF SCILLY

Carnon Downs Surgery

THE SURGERY, BISSOE ROAD,CARNON DOWNS, TRURO, CORNWALL

Westover Surgery

THE WESTOVER SURGERY, WESTERN TERRACE, FALMOUTH, CORNWALL

The Mullion & Constantine Group Practice

MULLION HEALTH CENTRE, NANSMELLYON ROAD, MULLION, HELSTON, CORNWALL

Helston Medical Centre

HELSTON MEDICAL CENTRE, TRELAWNEY ROAD, HELSTON, CORNWALL

Stennack Surgery

THE STENNACK SURGERY, THE OLD STENNACK SCHOOL, ST.IVES, CORNWALL

Meneage Street Surgery

MENEAGE STREET SURGERY, 100 MENEAGE STREET, HELSTON, CORNWALL

Harris Memorial Surgery

HARRIS MEMORIAL SURGERY, ROBARTES TERRACE, ILLOGAN, REDRUTH, CORNWALL

St. Agnes Surgery

ST.AGNES SURGERY, PENGARTH ROAD, ST.AGNES, CORNWALL

Three Spires Medical Practice

TRURO HEALTH PARK, INFIRMARY HILL, TRURO, CORNWALL

Carn To Coast Health Centres

POOL HEALTH CENTRE, STATION ROAD, POOL, REDRUTH, CORNWALL

Port View Surgery

PORT VIEW SURGERY, HIGHER PORT VIEW, SALTASH, CORNWALL

Penryn Surgery

THE PENRYN SURGERY, SARACEN WAY, PENRYN, CORNWALL

Petroc Group Practice

THE SURGERY, TREKENNING ROAD, ST.COLUMB MAJOR, CORNWALL

Middleway Surgery

MIDDLEWAY SURGERY, ST.BLAZEY, PAR, CORNWALL

Quay Lane Surgery

QUAY LANE SURGERY, OLD QUAY LANE, ST.GERMANS, SALTASH, CORNWALL

Bottreaux Surgery

BOTTREAUX SURGERY, BOSCASTLE, CORNWALL

Tamar Valley Health

TAMAR VALLEY HEALTH, THE HEALTH CTR, HAYE ROAD, CALLINGTON, CORNWALL

Medical Centre Camelford (Dr Nash)

THE MEDICAL CENTRE, CHURCHFIELD, CAMELFORD, CORNWALL

Old Bridge Surgery

OLD BRIDGE SURGERY, STATION ROAD, EAST LOOE, CORNWALL

Stratton Medical Centre

STRATTON MEDICAL CENTRE, HOSPITAL ROAD, STRATTON, BUDE, CORNWALL

Probus Surgery

THE SURGERY, TREGONY ROAD, PROBUS, TRURO, CORNWALL

Rosmellyn Surgery

ST CLARE MEDICAL CENTRE, ST CLARE STREET, PENZANCE, CORNWALL

Wadebridge & Camel Estuary Practice

WADEBRIDGE AND CAMEL, ESTUARY PRACTICE, BROOKLYN, WADEBRIDGE,CORNWALL

Clays Practice

THE CLAYS PRACTICE, VICTORIA ROAD, ROCHE, ST. AUSTELL, CORNWALL

Bodriggy Health Centre

BODRIGGY HEALTH CENTRE, 60 QUEENSWAY, HAYLE, CORNWALL

Newquay Health Centre

THE HEALTH CENTRE, ST THOMAS ROAD, NEWQUAY, CORNWALL

Launceston Medical Centre

LAUNCESTON MEDICAL CENTRE, LANDLAKE ROAD, LAUNCESTON, CORNWALL

Bosvena Health

STILLMOOR HOUSE MED PRACT, BELL LANE, BODMIN, CORNWALL

Fowey River Practice

FOWEY RIVER PRACTICE, THE SURGERY,RAWLINGS LANE, FOWEY, CORNWALL

Perranporth Surgery

THE PERRANPORTH SURGERY, PERRANPORTH, CORNWALL

Chacewater Health Centre

THE HEALTH CENTRE, CHACEWATER, TRURO, CORNWALL

Roseland Surgeries

THE SURGERY, GERRANS HILL, PORTSCATHO, TRURO, CORNWALL

Saltash Health Centre

SALTASH HEALTH CENTRE, CALLINGTON ROAD, SALTASH, CORNWALL

Narrowcliff Surgery

NARROWCLIFF SURGERY, NARROWCLIFF, NEWQUAY, CORNWALL

St Keverne Health Centre

THE HEALTH CENTRE, ST. KEVERNE, HELSTON, CORNWALL

Veor Surgery

VEOR SURGERY, SOUTH TERRACE, CAMBORNE, CORNWALL

Atlantic Medical Group

ST CLARE MEDICAL CENTRE, ST CLARE STREET, PENZANCE, CORNWALL

Marazion Surgery

MARAZION SURGERY, GWALLON LANE, MARAZION, CORNWALL

Rame Group Practice

PENNTORR HEALTH, TREVOL ROAD, TORPOINT, CORNWALL

Leatside Health Centre

FORTH NOWETH, REDRUTH, CORNWALL

Port Isaac Surgery

THE SURGERY, HILLSON CLOSE, PORT ISSAC, CORNWALL

Neetside Surgery

NEETSIDE SURGERY, METHODIST CHURCH HALL, LEVEN ROAD, BUDE, CORNWALL

Rosedean Surgery

ROSEDEAN SURGERY, 8 DEAN STREET, LISKEARD, CORNWALL

Praze-An-Beeble Surgery

PRAZE-AN-BEEBLE SURGERY, SCHOOL RD,PRAZE-AN-BEEBLE, CAMBORNE, CORNWALL

Mevagissey Surgery

THE SURGERY, RIVER STREET, MEVAGISSEY, ST AUSTELL, CORNWALL

St Austell Health Group

ST AUSTELL HEALTH GROUP, 1 WHEAL NORTHEY, ST AUSTELL, CORNWALL

Lostwithiel Surgery

LOSTWITHIEL SURGERY, NORTH STREET, LOSTWITHIEL, CORNWALL

Sunnyside Surgery

ST CLARE MEDICAL CENTRE, ST CLARE STREET, PENZANCE, CORNWALL

Dr Amanda Doyle, national director for primary care, NHS England, said: “Thanks to GPs and their hardworking teams, millions more appointments are being delivered every month compared to before the pandemic with plans in place to improve access even further.
“Every GP practice is upgrading their telephone systems to make it easier for patients to contact their surgery, while patients can use the NHS app to order repeat prescriptions and view their test results without needing to contact their family doctor.
“We know there is more to do to make it easier for patients to access GP services and that’s why, building on the successes so far of the primary care access recovery plan, we continue to expand pharmacy services and offer patients more choice in how they access care.”

You can compare the figures for Cornwall's Integrated Care Board to other areas here:


The majority of appointments in England (69.3 per cent) took place within a week of being booked. Over 13.6 million of them (44.6 per cent) took place on the same day.

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