Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice
We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection of Larksfield Surgery Medical Partnership on 20 September 2016. The overall rating for the practice was good with requires improvement for safe.
The full comprehensive report from the September 2016 inspection can be found by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Larksfield Surgery Medical Partnership on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.
This inspection was an announced focused follow up inspection carried out on 4 July 2017 to confirm that the practice had carried out their plan to meet the recomendations for improvement that we identified in our previous inspection on 20 September 2016.
The areas identified as requiring improvement during our inspection in September 2016 were as follows:
The practice were told they should:
- Establish a system that will ensure all Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) alerts are appropriately reviewed and acted on.
- Review arrangements in place to monitor the updating of medical records.
Overall the practice is now rated as good in all areas.
Our focused inspection on 4 July 2017 showed that improvements had been made and our key findings across the areas we inspected were as follows:
- There was an open and transparent approach to safety. The practice had improved the system to manage, review and action patient safety alerts. For example, those received from the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
- Risks to patients were assessed and well managed. The practice had implemented a system to review and monitor the changes made to patients’ records after they had been updated by clerical staff.
Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP)
Chief Inspector of General Practice