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Primrose Medical Practice

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

The Bluebell Centre, Blue Bell Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L36 7XY (0151) 480 4205

Provided and run by:
Dr Sree Laxmi Choudarapu and Dr Nataraj Brahmadevara

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Background to this inspection

Updated 12 January 2018

Primrose Medical Practice is operated by Dr Sree Laxmi Choudarapu and Dr Nataraj Brahmadevara. The practice is situated in the Bluebell Centre, Bluebell Lane, Liverpool, L36 7XY. The website address is www.primrosemedicalpractice.co.uk

The practice provides a range of primary medical services including examinations, investigations and treatments and a number of clinics such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension.

The practice is responsible for providing primary care services to approximately 2519 patients. The practice is based in an area with higher levels of economic deprivation when compared to other practices nationally.

The staff team includes a partner GP, a locum GP, an advanced nurse clinician, a nurse practitioner, a practice nurse, a business manager, a practice manager and administration and reception staff. The GP partner, advanced nurse clinician and nursing staff are female and the locum GP is male.

Primrose Medical Practice is open from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. Patients are also directed to a local walk-in centre which is open every day Monday to Saturday 8am to 9pm and Sunday and bank holidays 10am to 9pm. Patients requiring a GP outside of these hours are advised to contact the GP out of hours service, by calling 111.

The practice is in a purpose built building that is shared with other GP practices and community health services such as health visiting and midwifery. The practice is situated on the first floor and has a lift to provide access to patients with a physical disability. A large car park is available for patients and staff.

The practice has a General Medical Service (GMS) contract. The practice offers a range of enhanced services including, learning disability health checks, childhood immunisations and vaccines and seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccines.

Overall inspection


Updated 12 January 2018

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

This practice is rated as Good overall.

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

As part of our inspection process, we also look at the quality of care for specific population groups. The population groups are rated as:

Older People – Good

People with long-term conditions – Good

Families, children and young people – Good

Working age people (including those recently retired and students – Good

People whose circumstances may make them vulnerable – Good

People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia) - Good

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Primrose Medical Practice on 14 November 2017 as part of our inspection programme.

At this inspection we found:

  • The practice had clear systems to manage risk so that safety incidents were less likely to happen. When incidents did happen, the practice learned from them and improved their processes.

  • The practice reviewed the effectiveness of the care it provided. It ensured that care and treatment was delivered according to evidence- based guidelines.

  • Staff involved and treated patients with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

  • Patients found the appointment system easy to use and reported that they were able to access care when they needed it.

  • There were systems in place to monitor and improve the quality of the service provided.

The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

  • Cleaning schedules should be put in place and checks of cleaning standards should be documented.
  • In-house infection control audits should be carried out.
  • Written information about the role and remit of the advanced nurse practitioner should be publicised so that patients can make an informed choice about which clinician they request an appointment with.

  • The system to review the consultations, prescribing and referrals of staff employed in advanced roles to ensure their competence should be recorded.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice