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CQC warns Northfield Surgery that they must make improvements

25 October 2013
Northfield Surgery
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25 October 2013

CQC warns provider that it must make improvements

When the Care Quality Commission visited The Northfield Surgery, Fieldside, Thorne, Doncaster, on 14 and 27 August 2013, we found that the service was failing to meet the national standards that people should be able to expect.

As a result, CQC has issued two formal warnings to the Northfield Surgery telling them that they must improve in the following areas:

  • Regulation 10 (Outcome 16) Assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision People were at risk of inappropriate or unsafe care and treatment because the systems in place to regularly identify, assess and manage risks related to people's health, welfare and safety and those of staff were inadequate
  • Regulation 13 (Outcome 9) Management of medicines People should be given medicines they need when they need them, and in a safe way

CQC inspectors will return unannounced in due course to check whether the required improvements have been made. For more details of the findings from the inspection in August 2013. Read the full report here.

If the required improvements are not made within the set timescale, CQC has a range of enforcement powers which include restricting the services that a provider can offer, or, in the most serious cases, suspending or cancelling a service. CQC can also issue financial penalty notices and cautions, or prosecute the provider for failing to meet national standards.