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West View Surgery

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Stanhope Parade Health Centre, Gordon Street, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, NE33 4JP

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West View Surgery

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All Inspections

9 June 2022

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about West View Surgery on 9 June 2022. 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 West View Surgery, you can give feedback on this service.

15 January 2020

During an annual regulatory review

We reviewed the information available to us about West View Surgery on 15 January 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.

26/06/2019

During an inspection looking at part of the service

This practice is rated as Good overall. At the previous inspection on 19 October 2018, the practice was rated as requires improvement for well led and rated good overall.

The key questions at this inspection are rated as:

Are services well led? – Good

We carried out an announced focussed inspection at West View Surgery on 26 June 2019. This was to follow up on breaches of regulation within the well led domain.

At the previous inspection on 19 October 2018 we found that:

  • The practice could not provide sufficient evidence to assure us of the governance processes for infection control, recruitment, checking equipment and medicines and evidencing the action they had taken in relation to patient safety alerts.
  • Clinical audit and quality improvement activity needed to develop to provide a clear link between improved care and patient outcomes.

At this inspection we found:

  • The breaches of regulations and recommendations identified at the last comprehensive inspection had been addressed.
  • The practice had produced action plans following the last inspection, and used these to drive and monitor improvements. Governance processes were now more comprehensive and embedded into practice procedure.
  • The practice continued to develop a culture of continuous improvement.

Whilst we found no breaches of regulations, the provider should:

  • Continue to work to improve the identification of carers.

Details of our findings and the evidence supporting our ratings are set out in the evidence tables.

Dr Rosie Benneyworth BM BS BMedSci MRCGP

Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care

16 October 2018

During a routine inspection

T his practice is rated as Good overall. (Previous rating Sept 2017 – Requires Improvement)

The key questions at this inspection are rated as:

Are services safe? – Good

Are services effective? – Good

Are services caring? – Good

Are services responsive? – Good

Are services well-led? - Requires Improvement

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at West View Medical Surgery on 19 October 2018. This was to follow up on previous breaches of regulations identified at out last inspection of this practice in September 2017. At our previous inspection, we rated the practice as requires improvement overall, as well as for being safe, effective and well led. We rated the practice as good for being responsive and caring.

At this inspection we found:

  • The practice had 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. However, they did not always record evidence of monitoring activity to provide assurance of safety systems. We were not assured of the governance processes for infection control, recruitment, checking equipment and medicines and evidencing the action they had taken in relation to patient safety alerts.
  • The practice had a programme of quality improvement activity and had started to review the effectiveness and appropriateness of the care provided. They 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.
  • The practice had a clear vision and credible strategy to deliver high quality, sustainable care. Leadership arrangements had improved. However, there were still areas where the governance processes were not fully embedded or did not demonstrate effective monitoring and control.

The area where the practice must make improvement are:

  • Establish effective systems and processes to ensure good governance in accordance with the fundamental standards of care

The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

  • Continue to develop their approach to quality improvement and clinical audit to ensure there is a strong link between activity taken and the improvement of outcomes for patients.
  • Develop effective system to increase identification of patients who are also carers to ensure they are receiving the support they need to stay healthy and well.
  • Review the emergency medicines held by the practice to enable them to deal with medical emergencies. Where the practice decides not to hold a medicine recommended by the UK Resuscitation Council, make sure there is an appropriate risk assessment in place to support this decision.

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP
Chief Inspector of General Practice

Please refer to the detailed report and the evidence tables for further information.

28 September 2017

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at West View Surgery on 28 September 2017. Overall the practice is rated as requires improvement.

  • Staff understood and fulfilled their responsibilities to raise concerns, and report incidents and near misses.
  • The arrangements for managing medicines, including emergency drugs and vaccinations, in the practice kept patients safe.
  • Data from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for 2016/17 showed that patient outcomes were below average at 94.3% when compared to local and national averages, however they had improved compared to the previous year’s results which were 93.2%.
  • Patients’ needs were assessed and care was planned and delivered following best practice guidance.
  • Staff were consistent and proactive in supporting patients to live healthier lives through a targeted approach to health promotion.
  • Patients said they were treated with compassion, dignity and respect and they were involved in their care and decisions about their treatment.
  • Access to appointments was good; the practice had carried out audits and a survey to ensure this.
  • The practice had good facilities and was well equipped to treat patients and meet their needs.
  • The practice was aware of and complied with the requirements of the duty of candour.

The areas where the practice must make improvements are;

  • Ensure there are effective systems and processes in place for the management of significant events and patients safety alerts are comprehensive.
  • Ensure there are measures in place to mitigate the risks of health and safety to patients and the staff who use or work at the practice.
  • Ensure a programme is in place for two cycle clinical audit which is clearly linked to patient outcomes.
  • Ensure that practice policies and procedures are comprehensive and followed.
  • Ensure that basic staff training is identified for each role within the practice.
  • Ensure staff receive appropriate training in order to carry out the duties they perform and maintain accurate records of this and ensure staff receive an annual appraisal.
  • Ensure recruitment procedures are established and operate effectively.

The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

  • Have regular face to face staff meetings, to encourage whole team learning and to disseminate good practice .
  • Continue to recruit patients to form a patient participation group.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice