Updated 4 August 2016
Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice
We undertook an announced focussed inspection of Edmonton Medical Practice on 14 July 2016. We found the practice to be good for providing safe and well led services and it is rated as good overall.
We had previously conducted an announced comprehensive inspection of the practice on 17 December 2015. As a result of our findings during the visit, the practice was rated as good for being effective, caring and responsive, and requires improvement for being safe and well led, which resulted in a rating of requires improvement overall. We found that the provider had breached three regulations of the Health and Social Care Act 2008; Regulation 15 (1) (e) premises and equipment, Regulation 18 (2) (a) staffing and Regulation 19 (1) and (2) fit and proper persons employed.
The practice wrote to us to tell us what they would do to make improvements and meet the legal requirements. We undertook this focussed inspection to check that the practice had followed their plan, and to confirm that they had met the legal requirements.
This report only covers our findings in relation to those areas where requirements had not been met. You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for the Edmonton Medical Practice on our website at http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-1245401210/reports. Our key findings across all the areas we inspected were as follows:
Practice recruitment policies had been updated to include the obtaining of references.
All staff had undertaken safeguarding and infection control training.
All portable electrical equipment had been recently tested.
All staff who undertook chaperone duties had been trained and received a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
All patient group directions (PGD’s) were up to date and appropriately signed.
Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP
Chief Inspector of General Practice