DOCTORS in Maida Vale, Paddington and Marylebone are trusted the least by patients in Westminster, the latest GP survey reveals.

At the Maida Vale Medical Centre, in Elgin Avenue, a worrying 10 per cent of patients said they had no confidence at all in their doctor, according to the GP Patient Survey.

Nine per cent of patients also did not trust their doctors at Milne House Medical Centre, in Norfolk Square, Paddington; West Two Health Centre, in Praed Street, Paddington; and Marylebone Health Centre, in Marylebone Road.

This compares to a Westminster average of five per cent, and a national average of three per cent of patients lacking confidence in their GPs, according to the survey, which was carried out for the NHS  by Ipsos MORI.

Katherine Murphy, director of charity The Patients' Association, said: "Where the survey is showing there are problems at any GP surgery, then the primary care trust has a duty to investigate what is going wrong.

"It's so important to get GPs services right because very often GPs are the first port of call and the first introduction to the health service for any patient."

An NHS Westminster spokeswoman said the survey's results would be used to help improve and develop GP services in Westminster.

She added: "Patient feedback is integral to our work and the survey is just one of the ways that we continue to listen and work with local people to ensure that local health services meet their needs.

"More than half the GP practices in Westminster now offer extended opening hours in response to local people telling us they needed longer and more flexible opening times."

She continued: "Overall, 92 per cent of patients in Westminster who completed the survey had confidence and trust in the doctor they saw.

"We're reviewing all the results from the survey to ensure we are continually working towards excellence in GP services in Westminster."

She added that patient participation groups, made up of members of the public, were being set up in a bid to to make services better.

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