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Archived: King Edward VII Hospital Primary Care Centre

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

King Edward VII Hospital, St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DP (01344) 392674

Provided and run by:
East Berkshire Primary Care Out Of Hours Services Limited

Important: This service was previously registered at a different address - see old profile

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Background to this inspection

Updated 18 August 2017

East Berkshire Primary Care Out Of Hours Services Limited is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides urgent medical care and advice out-of-hours (OOH) for approximately 400,000 patients in Berkshire, 30,000 in South Buckinghamshire and 250,000 in Richmond and Twickenham from its operational headquarters in Bracknell.

King Edward VII Hospital Primary Care Centre is one of the registered locations for East Berkshire Primary Care Out Of Hours Services Limited. The full address for this location is:

  • King Edward VII Hospital Primary Care Centre, St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DP.

The administrative base and headquarters for East Berkshire Primary Care Out Of Hours Services Limited is located at Abbey House, Bracknell in Berkshire.

The provider also manages an extended hour’s service at the St Marks Hospital and King Edward Hospital locations, this extended hours service is called ‘GP Hub’. GP Hub was designed to stimulate and test innovative ways of providing primary care services in order to meet the changing lifestyle and needs of patients by enhancing the accessibility of GP services.

The provider offers an extended hour’s service Monday to Friday between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, Saturday between 9am and 1pm, and Sunday between 11am and 2pm. All GP and nurse appointments are directly pre-booked by the GP practice that is part of Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead Clinical Commissioning Group.

King Edward VII Hospital Primary Care Centre is situated in rented spaces from the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust and the facilities are managed by the respective organisation.

The health of people in Windsor is comparable to the national averages. For example, 48% of people within Windsor have a long-standing health condition, comparable to the national average which is 54%.

Overall inspection


Updated 18 August 2017

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

Our previous comprehensive inspection at East Berkshire Primary Care Out of Hours Services Limited – King Edward VII Hospital Primary Care Centre on 5 October 2016 found a breach of regulations relating to the safe and well-led delivery of services. The overall rating for the service was requires improvement. Specifically, we found the service to require improvement for the provision of safe and well led services. The service was rated good for providing effective, caring and responsive services. The full comprehensive report on the October 2016 inspection can be found by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for East Berkshire Primary Care Out of Hours Services Limited on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

This inspection was an announced focused inspection carried out on 5 July 2017 to confirm that the service had carried out their plan to meet the legal requirements in relation to the breach in regulations that we identified in our previous inspection in October 2016. This report covers our findings in relation to those requirements and improvements made since our last inspection.

We found the service had made improvements since our last inspection. At our inspection on the 5 July 2017 we found the service was meeting the regulations that had previously been breached. We have amended the rating for the service to reflect these changes and improvements. East Berkshire Primary Care Out of Hours Services Limited – King Edward VII Hospital Primary Care Centre is now rated good for the provision of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led services. Overall the service is now rated as good.

Our key findings were as follows:

  • East Berkshire Primary Care Out of Hours Services had comprehensively reviewed the existing governance framework in place and embedded the current models of best practice across all of the services locations.
  • The medicines management team had implemented new processes to ensure that the service actioned all patient safety alerts and MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) alerts.
  • The service reviewed the Controlled Drug Home Office licence requirements and contacted the Home Office for confirmation and to begin the registration process.
  • Prescription stationary was stored securely and tracked through the service at all times; this included when prescriptions were in the out of hours vehicles.
  • There was now a designated person specifically to manage quality, ensure improvements were made and sustained. This included consideration of location specific clinical audits to review, monitor and improve outcomes for people accessing care and treatment at the different locations within the service. Furthermore, this included a review of all the feedback and areas of improvement that we reported on following the October 2016 inspections. For example, vehicle equipment checks were completed in line with the service policy and regular infection control checks completed on-site.
  • Information about translation services and other services available was displayed in the reception area informing patients these services were available. All staff had received awareness training to increase awareness of translation services and how to request a translator.
  • Arrangements to manage training had been strengthened. Specifically, we saw all staff undertaking chaperoning duties, including the drivers of out of hours vehicles, had received appropriate chaperone training. Furthermore, as part of the review of training arrangements a member of staff had been appointed to monitor all training arrangements within the service.
  • There was an appraisal programme and all staff had received an annual appraisal within the last 12 months.
  • Information for patients about the complaints procedure was clearly on display and carried in vehicles for patients receiving care and treatment in their place of residence.

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP

Chief Inspector of General Practice