Many patients are waiting weeks to see a GP in Croydon, as the NHS has revealed that more than a third of appointments take place after more than 24 hours.

NHS Digital has published data from GP surgeries across the country based on appointments seen in February this year, the latest data which is available.

In February, 194,372 appointments were booked in GPs all over Croydon.

Around 107,000 of these took place within 24 hours of patients contacting their GP surgery, including nearly 90,000 on the same day.

But a whopping 45 per cent of appointments took place after at least two days, including 3,055 which were booked more than 28 days in advance.

See how your GP surgery performed in the chart below.

The data revealed a huge disparity between practices where patients are waiting more than four weeks to be seen.

Addiscombe Road Surgery, for example, where GPs completed 1,385 appointments in February, was the only surgery where no appointments were booked more than 28 days in advance.

With 2,082 GP appointments, Hartland Way Surgery saw a similar number of patients, but 210 of these appointments took more than four weeks to take place – the highest of any GP surgery in Croydon.

GPs at Stovell House Surgery saw six per cent of appointments after more than 28 days with 222 of 3,977, while just three of the 1,469 appointments at the nearby Headly Drive Surgery in New Addington were kept waiting longer than four weeks.