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 Falkirk compare?
There are currently 54 GP practices in Forth Valley. Below we reveal the top 10 GP surgeries with the greatest number of patients registered in Falkirk.
Does your local GP make the cut?
1. Parkhill Medical Practice
Number of registered patients: 11,948. Address: Parkhill Medical Practice, Meadowbank Health Centre, Polmont, Falkirk, FK2 0XF
2. Meeks Road Surgery
Number of registered patients: 10,700. Address: Meeks Road Surgery, 10 Meeks Road, Falkirk, NA, FK2 7ES
3. Carronbank Medical Practice
Number of registered patients: 10,222. Address: Carronbank Medical Practice, Denny Health Centre, Carronbank House, Denny, FK6 6GD
4. Braesview Medical Practice
Number of registered patients: 9,995. Address: Braesview Medical Group, Meadowbank Health Centre, Salmon Inn Road, Polmont, FK2 0XF