Despite our best efforts at calling at 8am sharp, most of us will be familiar with the sound of our GP’s busy or engaged phone line.
There are currently more than 8,000 GP practices across the UK, and analysis by the JPIMedia Data Unit has found the average GP practice size in Scotland is over 6,000.
In England, the average practice size is over 9,000. The figures were correct as of November 2020.
But how does Edinburgh compare?
There are currently 120 GP practices in Midlothian Below we reveal the top 10 GP surgeries with the greatest number of patients registered in Edinburgh.
Does your local GP make the cut?
1. University Health Service
Number of registered patients: 24,607. Address: University Health Service, 6 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, NA, EH8 9AL
2. Riverside Medical Practice LLP
Number of registered patients: 19,932. Address: Riverside Medical Practice LLP, Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, Inveresk Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7BP
3. Newbattle Medical Practice
Number of registered patients: 18,408. Address: Newbattle Medical Practice, Blackcot, Mayfield, Midlothian, EH22 4AA
4. Muirhouse Medical Group
Number of registered patients: 17,022. Address: Muirhouse Medical Group, Muirhouse Medical Centre, 1 Muirhouse Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 4PL