We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Low Moor Medical Practice on 7 March 2019. The overall rating for the practice was good, with the practice rated as requires improvement for providing safe services. The full comprehensive report on the March 2019 inspection can be found by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Low Moor Medical Practice on our website at
This inspection was an announced desk based focused inspection, carried out on 18 March 2020 to confirm that the practice can carried out the improvements they told us they would complete.
This report covers our findings in relation to those improvements as well as additional improvements made since our last inspection.
Overall the practice is still rated as good. The key question of safe is also now rated as good.
At our previous inspection on 7 March 2019 we rated the practice as requires improvement for providing safe services as the practice did not have formal processes in place to monitor professional registration requirements for relevant staff. At that time some practice policies were not up to date or relevant, vaccine refrigerator temperature logs were incomplete and the policy for monitoring the refrigerator temperatures was not always followed. In addition, fire marshals had not been appointed to oversee fire safety in the practice, and blind cord loops were not secured in line with legal requirements in all cases.
At this inspection we found that all areas had been addressed.
Our key findings were as follows:
- Processes for updating practice policies had been improved. The practice told us they had systems for regular review and updating of protocols and policies.
- Systems had been put in place to ensure appropriate oversight of professional registration requirements for relevant staff.
- Vaccine refrigerator temperature logs were complete, and the leadership team was confident that the policy was adhered to at all times.
- Fire marshals had been appointed to oversee fire safety.
- Blind cord loops had been appropriately secured in line with legal requirements.
- All staff appraisals had been completed and were up to date.
- Staff had access to safeguarding training at the appropriate level in all cases.
The provider should:
- Provide non-clinical staff with access to child safeguarding training at the level recommended by the most recent inter-collegiate guidance.
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