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Surbiton Health Centre

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6EZ (020) 8399 6622

Provided and run by:
Kingston General Practice Chambers Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 21 May 2019

Kingston General Practice (GP) Chambers is a federation of all 21 NHS GP practices within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The federation works collaboratively with secondary care and the private section in order to provide community clinics for dermatology, urology, dementia and diabetes. They also provide an extended hours GP appointments service on weekday evenings, over the weekends and on Bank Holidays across three hubs. Further details about the Chambers’ can be found on their website: www.KGPC.org.uk.

Surbiton Health Centre is located at Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6EZ. The site delivers daily extended hours GP appointments and dermatology, dementia and urology clinics (including vasectomy).

Extended hours GP appointments are available from this site from 5pm to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. GP led dermatology clinics are run on Monday mornings, and all day on Tuesdays and Fridays, with a monthly joint clinic with the supervising consultant. GP led urology clinics are run on Mondays, with a monthly joint clinic with the supervising consultant. Vasectomy clinics and procedures are provided approximately three times per month on a Friday. Dementia services are provided weekly on Thursdays.

The site operates from a three-storey purpose built premises, which also houses four regular GP practices and a range of community services. Car parking is available on-site. The reception desk for the community clinics and weekday extended hours service is on the first floor. The reception desk for the weekend extended hours service is on the ground floor.

Staff employed by the Chambers who work from the Surbiton Health Centre site include GPs working for the extended hours service; GPs providing the dermatology, dementia and urology specialist clinics; reception/administrative staff; and a service manager.

This location was visited and inspected as part of our overall inspection of Kingston GP Chambers.

Our inspection team was led by a CQC lead inspector, accompanied by a GP specialist advisor.

Overall inspection


Updated 21 May 2019

This service is rated as Good overall. This service has not been inspected previously.

The key questions are rated as:

Are services safe? – Good

Are services effective? – Good

Are services caring? – Good

Are services responsive? – Good

Are services well-led? – Good

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection of Kingston General Practice Chambers on 14 and 15 March 2019 as part of our inspection programme; this included visiting and inspecting all three of the Chambers’ registered locations. Surbiton Health Centre was visited as part of this inspection on 15 March 2019.

At this inspection we found:

  • The service had good systems to manage risk so that safety incidents were less likely to happen; however, in some areas closer monitoring for contracted staff was required. When safety incidents did happen, the service learned from them and improved their processes.
  • The service routinely reviewed the effectiveness and appropriateness of the care it provided; however, arrangements in respect of the monitoring of the vasectomy service required review. It ensured that care and treatment was delivered according to evidence-based guidelines.
  • Staff involved and treated people with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.
  • Patients were able to access care and treatment from the service within an appropriate timescale for their needs.
  • There was a strong focus on continuous learning and improvement at all levels of the organisation.

The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

- Review the arrangements in place for oversight of the activities of sub-contracted services; for example, the monitoring of progress by premises landlords in addressing issues highlighted in risk assessments.

- Review the working arrangements with the contracted nursing service to ensure that staff have received all necessary training and are operating safety processes effectively.

- Review the processes in place for monitoring the effectiveness of vasectomy procedures.

- Review the risk assessment process in respect of pre-employment Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

- Review the arrangements in place for ensuring that medicines are prescribed according to appropriate guidance, in particular, in relation to monitoring antimicrobial prescribing and ensuring a fully documented audit trail of the handling of medicines and safety alerts.

- Review the information provided to staff in respect of reporting significant events to ensure that all staff are aware of the location of the reporting form.

Dr Rosie Benneyworth BM BS BMedSci MRCGP

Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care