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The Corner Surgery

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

99 Coldharbour Lane, East Brixton, London, SE5 9NS (020) 7274 4507

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The Corner Surgery

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Background to this inspection

Updated 22 December 2023

The Corner Surgery is located at 99 Coldharbour Lane, East Brixton, London, SE5 9NS.

The provider is registered with CQC to deliver the regulated activities, diagnostic and screening procedures, maternity and midwifery services and treatment of disease, disorder.

The practice is situated within the South East London Integrated Care System (ICS) and delivers General Medical Services (GMS) to a patient population of about 6560. This is part of a contract held with NHS England.

The practice is part of a wider network of GP practices: Fiveways Primary Care Network (PCN).

Information published by Office for Health Improvement and Disparities shows that deprivation within the practice population group is in the fourth lowest decile (4 of 10). The lower the decile, the more deprived the practice population is relative to others.

According to the latest available data, the ethnic make-up of the practice area is 47.2% White, 33.5% Black, 7.7% Asian, 7.6% Mixed, and 4% Other.

The practice has more patients of working age compared with local and national averages, and fewer older people and young people.

There is a team of 9 GPs at the practice. The practice has a team of 3 nurses who provide nurse led clinics for long-term conditions. The GPs are supported at the practice by a team of reception and administration staff. Practice management duties are currently carried out by the lead GP.

The practice is open between 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday. The practice offers a range of appointment types including book on the day, telephone consultations and advance appointments.

Extended access is provided locally by the PCN, where late evening and weekend appointments are available. Out of hours services are provided by NHS 111.

Overall inspection


Updated 22 December 2023

We carried out an announced comprehensive at The Corner Surgery on 9 November 2023. Overall, the practice is rated as good.

Safe - good

Effective - good

Caring - not inspected, rating of good carried forward from previous inspection

Responsive - good

Well-led - good

Following our previous inspection on 24 May 2016, the practice was rated good overall and for all key questions.

The full reports for previous inspections can be found by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for The Corner Surgery on our website at www.cqc.org.uk

Why we carried out this inspection

This inspection was a comprehensive inspection to check whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

How we carried out the inspection

This inspection was carried out in a way which enabled us to spend a minimum amount of time on site.

This included:

  • Conducting staff interviews using video conferencing.
  • Completing clinical searches on the practice’s patient records system (this was with consent from the provider and in line with all data protection and information governance requirements).
  • Reviewing patient records to identify issues and clarify actions taken by the provider.
  • Requesting evidence from the provider.
  • A short site visit.

Our findings

We based our judgement of the quality of care at this service on a combination of:

  • what we found when we inspected
  • information from our ongoing monitoring of data about services and
  • information from the provider, patients, the public and other organisations.

We found that:

  • The practice had clear systems, practices and processes to keep people safe and safeguarded from abuse.
  • Patients received effective care and treatment that met their needs.
  • Patients with long-term conditions were offered effective reviews.
  • Patients could access care and treatment in a timely way.
  • The way the practice was led and managed promoted the delivery of high-quality, person-centre care.

Whilst we found no breaches of regulations, the provider should:

  • Improve the process for monitoring emergency equipment, fridge temperatures and responding to safety alerts.
  • Continue to review and take steps to improve uptake of cervical cancer screening and childhood immunisations.

Details of our findings and the evidence supporting our ratings are set out in the evidence tables.

Dr Sean O’Kelly BSc MB ChB MSc DCH FRCA

Chief Inspector of Health Care