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Review carried out on 2 October 2019

During an annual regulatory review

We reviewed the information available to us about Dr Davis's Medical Practice on 2 October 2019. 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 10/04/2018

During an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Dr Davis’s Medical Practice on 29 June 2017. The overall rating for the practice was good with safe as requires improvement. The full comprehensive report on the Month Year inspection can be found by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Dr Davis’s Medical Practice on our website at .

This inspection was an announced focused inspection carried out on 10 April 2018 to confirm that the practice had carried out their plan to meet the legal requirements in relation to the breaches in regulations that we identified in our previous inspection on 29 June 2017. In addition to the breaches, we identified some areas where the practice should make improvements. This report covers our findings in relation to those requirements and also the additional improvements made since our last inspection.

Overall the practice remains rated as Good and ‘safe’ is now also rated as Good.

Our key findings were as follows:

  • The practice now held a log to keep track of blank prescription forms and a policy was in place for this process.
  • Medical equipment had been calibrated and was safe to use.
  • The practice now had a risk assessment in place for the checking of medical emergency equipment; specifically the defibrillator.

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP

Chief Inspector of General Practice

Inspection carried out on 29 June 2017

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Dr Davis’s Medical Practice on 29 June 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.
  • 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 difficult to make an appointment with a named GP. There were 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 must make improvements are:

  • Ensure care and treatment is provided in a safe way to patients

The areas where the provider should make improvement are:

  • Review the GP patient survey data where the indicators are significantly below the local and national average.
  • Review the quality outcome framework data to identify areas for improvement.
  • Continue to identify and support patients who are also carers

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice