How busy is my GP? The 12 surgeries with the most patients per doctor in Edinburgh
How easy do you find booking an appointment at your local GP surgery? Figures published by Public Health Scotland show GP practices across Scotland usually have thousands of patients on their books, leading to long wait times and even potentially contributing to missed conditions like breast cancer during the pandemic.
The latest data shows there are more than 5,000 GPs working across 921 surgeries across Scotland, as of 1 January 2022. An average surgery has 6,349 patients but some practices have a much higher GP-to-patient ratio than others.
Here we reveal the busiest GP surgeries in Edinburgh. The analysis excludes GPs working only on a locum or sessional basis and those working only in Out of Hours service locations. We have also omitted practices which have no registered GPs or patients.