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 Scotland compare?
Below we reveal the top 10 GP surgeries with the greatest number of patients registered in Scotland.
Does your local GP make the cut?
1. Barclay Medical Practice
Number of registered patients: 46,127. Address: Barclay Medical Practice, Maryhill Health & Care Centre, 51 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8FB
2. Inverurie Medical Group
Number of registered patients: 24,613. Address: Inverurie Medical Group, Inverurie Health & Care Hub, Upperboat Road, Inverurie, AB51 3UL
3. University Health Service
Number of registered patients: 24,607. Address: University Health Service, 6 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, NA, EH8 9AL
4. Peterhead Health Service
Number of registered patients: 22,071. Address: Peterhead Health Centre, Links Terrace, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 2XA