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Inspection carried out on 04 December 2019

During a routine inspection

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at London Iryo Centre as part of our inspection programme.

We received 50 completed comment cards and spoke to two people who provided feedback about the service. All the feedback we received was very positive about the staff and service provided.

Our key findings were:

  • The service provided care in a way that kept patients safe and protected them from avoidable harm.
  • Patients received effective care and treatment that met their needs.
  • Staff dealt with patients with kindness and respect and involved them in decisions about their care.
  • The service organised and delivered services to meet patients’ needs.
  • Patients could access care and treatment in a timely way.

The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

  • We recommend the provider considers attending the local CCG safeguarding meetings in order to keep up to date with current developments.
  • Develop relationships and integrate with other care providers to avoid isolation.
  • Improve quality assurance processes to include two cycle clinical audits for the different specialisms offered at the service to drive improvement.

Dr Rosie Benneyworth BM BS BMedSci MRCGP

Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care

Inspection carried out on 12 October 2018

During a routine inspection

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection on 12 October 2018 to ask the service the following key questions; Are services safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led?

Our findings were:

Are services safe?

We found that this service was not providing safe care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services effective?

We found that this service was providing effective care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services caring?

We found that this service was providing caring services in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services responsive?

We found that this service was providing responsive care in accordance with the relevant regulations

Are services well-led?

We found that this service was not providing well-led care in accordance with the relevant regulations

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the service was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Our key findings were:

  • Systems and processes were in place to keep patients safe. However, we identified some shortfalls in relation to safeguarding, incident analysis, managing and acting on medicines safety alerts.
  • There were no medicine audits carried out to monitor the effectiveness of prescribing.
  • Governance arrangements required improvements; there was no program of continuous clinical and internal audit to cover the range of services offered. The sharing of learning from complaints and significant events was not always shared with staff in a consistent way.
  • Patients reported being treated with compassion, dignity and respect and they were involved in their care and decisions about their treatment.
  • Patients said they found it easy to make appointments, and were happy with the 24-hour service provided at the practice.
  • The clinic had good facilities and was well equipped to treat patients and meet their needs. The service could not evidence how they kept clinicians up to date with current evidence based practice.
  • There were no clear arrangements relating to the leadership of the service.

We identified regulations that were not being met and the provider must:

  • Ensure effective systems and processes to ensure good governance in accordance with the fundamental standards of care.

You can see full details of the regulations not being met at the end of this report.

There were areas where the provider could make improvements and should:

  • Monitor fire exits so that they remain clear of any obstruction.
  • Develop quality assurance processes to include two cycle clinical audits for the different specialisms offered at the service to drive improvement.

  • Develop a system to monitor prescription stationery.

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGPChief Inspector of General Practice

Inspection carried out on 13 September 2013

During a routine inspection

We carried out an inspection of this service on 15 March 2013 and 13 September 2013. We found that patients� privacy and dignity was respected. We saw that patients had individual cubicles in which they could change their clothes and lock away any valuables. Treatment rooms were closed and private. All patients we spoke with told us that their privacy was respected and they were treated well by staff. One patient said, �staff are very kind.� Another patient told us they felt staff, �really attend to your needs and show they really care.�

Patients spoke positively about the treatment they received. All spoke highly of the doctors and told us that treatment was clearly explained to them in a way they understood. There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet patients� needs.

Systems were in place to protect patients from the risk of abuse. The provider had systems to monitor the quality of the service, some of which we saw had been utilised to produce service improvement plans. Such as, the introduction of children�s waiting area and WI-FI connection in the main waiting areas for patients.

Reports under our old system of regulation (including those from before CQC was created)