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Inspection carried out on 14 June 2016

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We previously carried out an announced comprehensive inspection of this practice on 11 February 2015. A breach of legal requirements was found. After the comprehensive inspection, the practice wrote to us to say what they would do to meet legal requirements in relation to;

  • Regulation 12 Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 – safe care and treatment.

From the inspection on 11 February 2015, the practice were told they must:

  • Ensure a coordinated approach to medicines management and that a system is in place to record the amount and type of medicines and vaccinations kept at the practice. All medicines and medical consumables, including those kept with emergency equipment, must be within their expiry dates and stored appropriately.

We undertook a desk top based focused inspection at Fishermead Medical Centre on 14 June 2016 to check that they had followed their plan and to confirm that they now met legal standards and requirements. This report only covers our findings in relation to those requirements found to be requiring improvement . You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting 'all reports' link for Fishermead Medical Centre on our website at www.cqc.org.uk

We found that on the 14 June 2016 the practice now had improved systems in place.

  • Practice specific protocols and procedures had been developed and implemented to manage risks associated with the handling and storage of medicines.
  • Systems to ensure that medicines were checked, stored securely and managed appropriately had been implemented and adhered to.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice

Inspection carried out on 11 February 2015

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We previously carried out an announced comprehensive inspection of this practice on 11 February 2015. A breach of legal requirements was found. After the comprehensive inspection, the practice wrote to us to say what they would do to meet legal requirements in relation to;

  • Regulation 12 Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 – safe care and treatment.

From the inspection on 11 February 2015, the practice were told they must:

  • Ensure a coordinated approach to medicines management and that a system is in place to record the amount and type of medicines and vaccinations kept at the practice. All medicines and medical consumables, including those kept with emergency equipment, must be within their expiry dates and stored appropriately.

We undertook a desk top based focused inspection at Fishermead Medical Centre on 14 June 2016 to check that they had followed their plan and to confirm that they now met legal standards and requirements. This report only covers our findings in relation to those requirements found to be requiring improvement . You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting 'all reports' link for Fishermead Medical Centre on our website at www.cqc.org.uk

We found that on the 14 June 2016 the practice now had improved systems in place.

  • Practice specific protocols and procedures had been developed and implemented to manage risks associated with the handling and storage of medicines.
  • Systems to ensure that medicines were checked, stored securely and managed appropriately had been implemented and adhered to.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice

CQC Insight

These reports bring together existing national data from a range of indicators that allow us to identify and monitor changes in the quality of care outside of our inspections. The data within the reports do not constitute a judgement on performance, but inform our inspection teams. Our judgements on quality and safety continue to come only after inspection and we will not make judgements on data alone. The evidence tables published alongside our inspection reports from April 2018 onwards replace the information contained in these files.