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Low Moor Medical Practice

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Low Moor Medical Centre, 29 The Plantations, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD12 0TH (01274) 697600

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Low Moor 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 Low Moor 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.

If you have concerns about Low Moor Medical Practice, you can give feedback on this service.

18 March 2020

During an inspection looking at part of the service

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

12 February 2015

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection visit on 12 February 2015 and the overall rating for the practice was good. The inspection team found after analysing all of the evidence the practice was safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. It was also rated as good for providing services for all population groups.

Our key findings across all the areas we inspected were as follows:

  • Staff understood and fulfilled their responsibilities to raise concerns, and to report incidents and near misses. Information about safety was recorded, monitored, appropriately reviewed and addressed.
  • Risks to patients were assessed and well managed.
  • Patients’ needs were assessed and care was planned and delivered following best practice guidance. Staff had received training appropriate to their roles and any further training needs had been identified and planned.
  • 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 was available and easy to understand.
  • Patients said they found it easy to make an appointment, 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.

We saw several areas of outstanding practice including:

  • A paediatric consultant held a clinic once a month at the practice.
  • There was a nurse led drop in blood clinic each Friday from 8am -10am.
  • Every second Wednesday ultra sound scans were available at the practice, delivering care closer to patient’s homes.
  • A community pharmacist ran a fortnightly warfarin clinic.
  • The practice had a group of experienced volunteer ‘Practice Health Champions’, who work with their fellow patients to benefit their health and well-being. This is a Bradford CCG initiative.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice