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Heeley Green Surgery

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

302 Gleadless Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 3AJ (0114) 250 7206

Provided and run by:
Primary Care Sheffield Limited

Important: The provider of this service changed. See old profile

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Background to this inspection

Updated 15 February 2018

Primary Care Sheffield Ltd became the registered provider who delivers regulated activities from Heeley Green Surgery in September 2017. Heeley Green Surgery is based in a purpose built health centre and is located at 302 Gleadless Road, Heeley Green, Sheffield S2 3AT. The practice accepts patients from Heeley Green and the surrounding area. Further information can be found at the practice website: www.heeleygreensurgery.co.uk

Public Health England data shows the practice population is similar to others in the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area and the practice catchment area has been identified as one of the third most deprived areas nationally.

The provider holds, in partnership with the Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust, a General Medical Services (GMS) contract with NHS England for 5800 patients in the NHS Sheffield CCG area. It also offers a range of enhanced services such as contraceptive implants and childhood vaccination and immunisations.

Heeley Green Surgery has three male and three female salaried GPs, two practice nurses, one phlebotomo ist, a support manager and an experienced team of reception and administration staff. The provider offers additional management support from the service lead and the group manager of Primary Care Sheffield Ltd. Although the provider changed with the Care Quality Commission in September 2017, the same clinical and administration staff continued to work at the practice with the exception of the practice manager who left in December 2017 and was replaced by a new support manager.

The practice is open 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday with the exception of Thursdays when the practice closes at 6pm. Extended hours are offered until 8pm on Tuesday evenings and from 6.45am on Friday mornings. Morning and afternoon appointments are offered daily Monday to Friday.

When the practice is closed patients are automatically diverted to the out of hours service in Sheffield when they telephone the practice number.

Overall inspection


Updated 15 February 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 living with dementia) - Good

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Heeley Green Surgery on 23 January 2018 as a new provider had registered with CQC to provide regulated activities from this location in September 2017.

At this inspection we found:

  • The practice had conducted safety risk assessments and there were action plans in place to address any risks identified.
  • The practice routinely reviewed the effectiveness and appropriateness 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 and patient feedback was positive about the care they received.
  • Patients found the appointment system easy to use and reported that they were able to access care when they needed it.
  • Structures, processes and systems to support good governance and management were clearly set out, understood and effective.
  • There was a clear leadership structure and staff told us they felt respected, supported and valued. They felt part of a team and were proud to work in the practice.
  • 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:

  • Follow the significant event analysis (SEA) policy when reporting incidents.
  • Review how the clinical meetings are recorded to ensure all in attendance are on the record and review the structure of the notes to ensure all items discussed are captured.
  • Review the shared drive on the practice computer system to ensure the latest policies are accessible to staff.
  • Consider risk assessments in relation to the security of the premises.
  • Consider confidentiality at the front desk with regard to patients approaching the desk on an individual basis.

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP 

Chief Inspector of General Practice