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Seaside Medical Centre

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

18 Sheen Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 8DR (01323) 725667

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Seaside Medical Centre

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Seaside Medical Centre 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 Seaside Medical Centre, you can give feedback on this service.

24 August 2019

During an annual regulatory review

We reviewed the information available to us about Seaside Medical Centre on 24 August 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.

16 February

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Seaside Medical Practice on 16 February 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. Staff had the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and treatment.
  • 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.
  • Patients said they found it easy to make an appointment with a named GP and that 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 provider was aware of and complied with the requirements of the Duty of Candour. The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

  • Ensure that a clear, robust audit trail is implemented to record dissemination of outcomes and lessons learned in relation to significant events.

  • Ensure that detailed auditable minutes are recorded at all meetings.

  • Ensure that the use of a chaperone is always fully documented.

  • Ensure that an auditable system is implemented for the checking of all emergency equipment.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice