Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice
This is a focused desk top review of evidence supplied by Dr E. Bonsell and Partners for one area within the key question safe.
We found the practice to be good in providing safe services. Overall, the practice is rated as good.
The practice was previously inspected on 27 April 2016. The inspection was a comprehensive inspection under the Health and Social Care Act 2008. At that inspection, the practice was rated good overall. However, within the key question safe, staffing was identified as requires improvement, as the practice was not meeting the legislation at that time; Regulation 18 HSCA (RA) Regulations 2014 Staffing.
- The practice clinical deputy safeguarding lead was trained to child protection or child safeguarding level three and all non-clinical staff to level one which was appropriate for their role. However, GPs were trained to level one instead of level three and nurses to level one instead of level two.
The practice has submitted to CQC, a range of documents which demonstrate they are now meeting the requirements of Regulation 18 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP)
Chief Inspector of General Practice