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Southcoates Medical Centre Good

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Reports


Review carried out on 7 October 2021

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Southcoates Medical Centre on 7 October 2021. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Southcoates Medical Centre, you can give feedback on this service.

Review carried out on 18 February 2020

During an annual regulatory review

We reviewed the information available to us about Southcoates Medical Centre on 18 February 2020. We did not find evidence of significant changes to the quality of service being provided since the last inspection. As a result, we decided not to inspect the surgery at this time. We will continue to monitor this information about this service throughout the year and may inspect the surgery when we see evidence of potential changes.

Inspection carried out on 4 May 2017

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Southcoates Medical Centre on 4 May 2017. Overall the practice is rated as good.

Our key findings across all the areas we inspected were as follows:

  • There was an open and transparent approach to safety and a system in place for reporting and recording significant events.
  • The practice had clearly defined and embedded systems to minimise risks to patient safety.
  • Staff were aware of current evidence based guidance. Staff had been trained to provide them with the skills and knowledge to deliver effective care and treatment.
  • Results from the national GP patient survey showed patients were treated with compassion, dignity and respect and were involved in their care and decisions about their treatment.
  • Information about services and how to complain was available. Improvements were made to the quality of care as a result of complaints and concerns.
  • Patients we spoke with said they found it easy to make an appointment with a named GP and there was continuity of care, with urgent appointments available the same day.
  • The practice had good facilities and was well equipped to treat patients and meet their needs.
  • There was a clear leadership structure and staff felt supported by management. The practice proactively sought feedback from staff and patients, which it acted on.
  • The provider was aware of the requirements of the duty of candour. Examples we reviewed showed the practice complied with these requirements.

The areas where the provider should make improvement are:

A deep clean of all carpeted areas within the premise should take place.

Continue to carry out the necessary renovations/refurbishments as necessary and in line with their strategy.

Action should continue to be taken to develop a patient participation group (PPG).

A number of policies and procedures should be reviewed and updated.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice