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Gillingham Medical Practice

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

The Barn Surgery, Newbury, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4XS (01747) 824201

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Gillingham Medical Practice

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Gillingham Medical Practice on 6 July 2023. 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.

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12 July 2019

During an annual regulatory review

We reviewed the information available to us about Gillingham Medical Practice on 12 July 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.

1 September 2016

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Gillingham Medical Practice on Thursday 1 September 2016. 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 an effective system in place for reporting and recording significant events.
  • Risks to patients were assessed and well managed.
  • Staff assessed patients’ needs and delivered care in line with current evidence based guidance.
  • The continued development of staff skills, competence and knowledge was recognised as integral to ensuring high-quality care. We saw evidence and staff we spoke with told us they are supported to acquire new skills and share best practice.
  • Clearly followed, methodical recruitment procedures and checks were completed and documented efficiently to ensure that staff were suitable and competent.
  • High standards were promoted and owned by all practice staff with evidence of team working across all roles. We observed the practice proactively sought feedback from staff and patients, which it acted on.
  • Patients said they were treated with compassion, dignity and respect and they were involved in their care and decisions about their treatment.
  • Information about services and how to complain was available and easy to understand. Improvements were made to the quality of care as a result of complaints and concerns.
  • Patients said they found it easy to make an appointment with a named GP and there was continuity of care, with 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 leadership drove continuous improvement and staff were accountable for delivering change. There was a clear proactive approach to seek out and embed new ways of providing care and treatment.

  • The provider was aware of and complied with the requirements of the duty of candour.

We saw one area of outstanding practice:

The leadership, governance and supportive culture of the practice was used to drive and improve the delivery of high quality person-centred care. Governance, administration and performance management arrangements were non-hierarchical, organised, detailed, structured and kept under review by the whole team. The management and leadership had an inspiring shared purpose and motivated staff to succeed and develop services. As a result there were high levels of staff satisfaction and pride in working for the practice.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice