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Newington Road Surgery Limited Good Also known as Newington Road Surgery

We are carrying out a review of quality at Newington Road Surgery Limited. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 11 November 2020

We carried out an announced follow up inspection at Newington Road Surgery on 20 October 2020. We followed up on safeguarding concerns identified during the inspection conducted on 21 May 2019 and to assess improvements required in respect of governance systems found on 12 June 2018.

This report was created as part of a pilot which looked at new and innovative ways of fulfilling CQC’s regulatory obligations and responding to risk in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. This was conducted with the consent of the provider.  Unless the report says otherwise, we obtained the information in it without visiting the practice.

We found that the practice had made some improvements. We found:

  • The practice had a policy on vulnerable adults and children who were at risk, or in need who failed to attend clinical appointments with primary or secondary care.
  • The practice safeguarding policy had been revised and addressed the disclosure of physical or sexual abuse. However, it did not reflect current General Medical Council guidance on the recording of risk assessments relating to children under 18 years who are sexually active.
  • The practice had appointed an administrative member of staff to support the safeguarding lead clinician to collate, review and manage risks to the patients.
  • The practice had introduced regular and structured team meetings, but the meeting minutes lacked details of discussion, actions and resolution of tasks.
  • The practice had not ensured all patients were appraised of potential risks relating to their medicines and that they were appropriately monitored.

The areas where the provider must make improvements are:

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

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

Inspection areas










Requires improvement
Checks on specific services

People with long term conditions


Families, children and young people


Older people


Working age people (including those recently retired and students)


People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia)


People whose circumstances may make them vulnerable