• Doctor
  • GP practice

The Corner Surgery

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

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

Provided and run by:
The Corner Surgery

All Inspections

9 November 2023

During a routine inspection

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

24 May 2016

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection on 24 May. 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 been trained to provide them with 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. Improvements were made to the quality of care as a result of complaints and concerns.
  • Patients said they found it easy to make an appointment with a named GP and 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.

We saw one area of outstanding practice:

  • The practice had worked with a local children’s charity to identify and register homeless and other vulnerable young patients, for example those experiencing poor mental heatlh. The practice was proactive in monitoring the care of these patients and liaising with local support services. The practice registered patients to the address of the charity to ensure their medical notes and correspondence was coordinated.

The areas where the provider should make improvement are:

  • Ensure the complaints policy and responses comply with requirements of The Local Authority Social Services and NHS Complaints (England) Regulations 2009.

Ensure an up to date health and safety risk assessment of the premises is in place.

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP

Chief Inspector of General Practice