MOST GP surgeries in the district have been rated as below average by their patients, according to an independent survey.

The GP Patient Survey, run by a market research organisation on behalf of NHS England, is sent out to more than a million people across the UK and covers each Clinical Commissioning Group.

Out of 11 practices in Braintree, Witham, Kelvedon, Coggeshall and Feering, only two exceeded the national average of 85 per cent of patients rating it as good.

Here's how the results look:

Braintree and Witham Times:

Church Lane Surgery, formerly St Lawrence, was not included in the results but has only achieved a rating of 1.5 out of five on the NHS Choices website, with users complaining about prescriptions and appointments.

The data is based on the July 2017 GPPS publication.