Google reviews in this day and age is one of the best places to go before trying any new amenity or service.

GP and medical practices are now no different in this regard. Here you will most likely get the blunt truth about what the actual experience is like for a patient compared to research conducted by official bodies.

Patients across the country have taken to Google to rate their experiences with their current GP’s and we have rounded together some of the best and the worst in Reading.

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A top Reading surgery has actually been classed in the top twenty GP surgeries in the UK according to Google reviews.

With 14 Google reviews, the Boat House surgery on Whitchurch road has a average rating of 4.8. Current patients have praised it for it’s friendly GP’s, good availability of appointments and same day slots for emergencies.

The Wargrave Surgery Reading has been awarded an average rating of 5 which comes out on top in Reading. Although there are not as many reviews (9), it is said to have caring and helpful GP’s.

Other surgeries in the top five are Chapel Row Surgery, University Medical Group and Eldon road Surgery.

Although CQC scores do not necessarily match-up with patients ratings on Google, the University Medical Group which is one of the top five surgeries in Reading was also rated outstanding overall in their last CQC Inspections on June 17, 2019.

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The average Google review rating in Reading was 2.85 taking into consideration all the GP surgeries in Reading given a Google review. Four percent of these were awarded an ‘Outstanding’ overall rating by the CQC and four percent were given an ‘inadaquate’ or ‘requires improvement’ rating.

When it comes to the worst Reading GP’s according to Google reviews, fortunately Reading did not make the list of the worst 20 in the UK. However, Melrose surgery on London Road got a score of 1.7 with 119 reviews by current and past patients.

Above that on a rating of two is Long Barn Lane Surgery with 55 reviews and London Street Surgery with 54 reviews.

Research for this was provided by national law firm, Simpson Miller.