The Three Towns, Kilwinning and Garnock Valley's GP surgeries have been ranked in a list of best to worst in Scotland.

The information ranked the surgeries out of the 889 in Scotland.

They were all also ranked on a number of factors, including percentage of people who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good, and the percentage of people who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment.

And the results for the local area make for uncomfortable reading all round, with only two of the area's surgeries cracking the top 50 per cent across the nation.

While two surgeries in particular struggled more than others, ranking inside Scotland's bottom five and 10 per cent respectively.

Below is how the area's surgeries ranked in each category, according to information compiled by the Reach Data Unit from information published by Public Health Scotland, with the Scottish average signalled in brackets.

Kilbirnie Medical Practice 

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.Kilbirnie medical practice

The highest ranked in the area was the Kilbirnie Medical Practice.

It ranked:

  • 288th out of 889 surgeries in Scotland
  • 72% who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good (67%)
  • 68% who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment (62%)
  • 86% who say they were treated with compassion and understanding (83%)
  • 91% who say were listened to (86%)
  • 53% who said they were able to make a GP appointment three or more working days in advance (48%)
  • 96% who said they were able to see or speak to a doctor or nurse quite urgently when needed (86%)
  • 77% who rate information from receptionists as excellent or good (67%)

Dalry Medical Practice

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.Dalry Medical Practice

The only other surgery cracking the top half was Dalry Medical Practice.

It ranked: 

  • 419th out of 889 surgeries in Scotland
  • 70% who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good (67%)
  • 50% who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment (62%)
  • 90% who say they were treated with compassion and understanding (83%)
  • 91% who say were listened to (86%)
  • 39% who said they were able to make a GP appointment three or more working days in advance (48%)
  • 94% who said they were able to see or speak to a doctor or nurse quite urgently when needed (86%)
  • 71% who rate information from receptionists as excellent or good (67%)

Central Avenue Surgery

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.Central Avenue Surgery

Next in the list was Central Avenue Surgery in Ardrossan.

It ranked: 

  • 487th out of 889 surgeries in Scotland
  • 65% who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good (67%)
  • 66% who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment (62%)
  • 86% who say they were treated with compassion and understanding (83%)
  • 87% who say were listened to (86%)
  • 48% who said they were able to make a GP appointment three or more working days in advance (48%)
  • 81% who said they were able to see or speak to a doctor or nurse quite urgently when needed (86%)
  • 75% who rate information from receptionists as excellent or good (67%)

Oxenward Surgery

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.Oxenward Surgery

Just one place below was Oxenward Surgery in Kilwinning.

It ranked: 

  • 488th out of 889 surgeries in Scotland
  • 70% who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good (67%)
  • 67% who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment (62%)
  • 83% who say they were treated with compassion and understanding (83%)
  • 88% who say were listened to (86%)
  • 24% who said they were able to make a GP appointment three or more working days in advance (48%)
  • 92% who said they were able to see or speak to a doctor or nurse quite urgently when needed (86%)
  • 69% who rate information from receptionists as excellent or good (67%)

Saltcoats Group Practice

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.Saltcoats Group Practice

Next in the list was Saltcoats Group Practice.

It ranked: 

  • 501st out of 889 surgeries in Scotland
  • 63% who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good (67%)
  • 72% who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment (62%)
  • 85% who say they were treated with compassion and understanding (83%)
  • 86% who say were listened to (86%)
  • 34% who said they were able to make a GP appointment three or more working days in advance (48%)
  • 94% who said they were able to see or speak to a doctor or nurse quite urgently when needed (86%)
  • 53% who rate information from receptionists as excellent or good (67%)

Stevenston Group Practice

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.Stevenston group practice (Ayrshire medical group also located within this building).

A big jump down the list takes us to Stevenston Group Practice.

It ranked: 

  • 633rd out of 889 surgeries in Scotland
  • 57% who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good (67%)
  • 64% who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment (62%)
  • 80% who say they were treated with compassion and understanding (83%)
  • 82% who say were listened to (86%)
  • 31% who said they were able to make a GP appointment three or more working days in advance (48%)
  • 87% who said they were able to see or speak to a doctor or nurse quite urgently when needed (86%)
  • 69% who rate information from receptionists as excellent or good (67%)

Kilwinning Medical Practice

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.Kilwinning Medical Practice

Next in the list was Kilwinning Medical Practice.

It ranked: 

  • 634th out of 889 surgeries in Scotland
  • 56% who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good (67%)
  • 66% who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment (62%)
  • 82% who say they were treated with compassion and understanding (83%)
  • 84% who say were listened to (86%)
  • 26% who said they were able to make a GP appointment three or more working days in advance (48%)
  • 84% who said they were able to see or speak to a doctor or nurse quite urgently when needed (86%)
  • 68% who rate information from receptionists as excellent or good (67%)

Beith Health Centre

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.Beith Health Centre

Beginning the bottom three for the area was Beith Health Centre.

It ranked: 

  • 721st out of 889 surgeries in Scotland
  • 57% who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good (67%)
  • 55% who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment (62%)
  • 76% who say they were treated with compassion and understanding (83%)
  • 85% who say were listened to (86%)
  • 31% who said they were able to make a GP appointment three or more working days in advance (48%)
  • 83% who said they were able to see or speak to a doctor or nurse quite urgently when needed (86%)
  • 60% who rate information from receptionists as excellent or good (67%)

Ayrshire Medical Group

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.Ayrshire Medical Group (West Kilbride)

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.Ayrshire Medical Group (Stevenston)

Second last here and in the bottom ten per cent in Scotland was Ayrshire Medical Group, which incorporates surgeries in Stevenston and West Kilbirde.

It ranked: 

  • 835th out of 889 surgeries in Scotland
  • 29% who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good (67%)
  • 46% who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment (62%)
  • 72% who say they were treated with compassion and understanding (83%)
  • 75% who say were listened to (86%)
  • 11% who said they were able to make a GP appointment three or more working days in advance (48%)
  • 89% who said they were able to see or speak to a doctor or nurse quite urgently when needed (86%)
  • 42% who rate information from receptionists as excellent or good (67%)

South Beach Medical Centre

Doctors surgeries from right across the area were ranked amongst the whole of Scotland.South Beach Medical Centre

Bottom of the list, and in the lowest five per cent in the nation, was South Beach Medical Centre in Ardrossan.

It ranked: 

  • 853rd out of 889 surgeries in Scotland
  • 45% who rate care at the surgery as excellent or good (67%)
  • 49% who agreed that staff helped them feel in control of their treatment (62%)
  • 70% who say they were treated with compassion and understanding (83%)
  • 80% who say were listened to (86%)
  • 7% who said they were able to make a GP appointment three or more working days in advance (48%)
  • 75% who said they were able to see or speak to a doctor or nurse quite urgently when needed (86%)
  • 57% who rate information from receptionists as excellent or good (67%)