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Broadway Medical Centre

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Broadway Medical Centre,, West View Health Village, Broadway, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 8GU (01253) 957500

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Broadway Medical Centre

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Background to this inspection

Updated 20 November 2018

Broadway Medical Centre is in West View Health Village in Broadway, a health centre in the centre of Fleetwood in a residential area. The website address is: -www.broadwaymedicalcentre.nhs.uk

Primary medical services are provided under a General Medical Services (GMS) contract with NHS England and the practice is part of the Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group.

There are four male partners at the practice. There is one full-time pharmacist, a full time female paramedic, a part time female nurse practitioner, three female practice nurses and two female health care assistants. The clinical team is supported by a practice manager, a deputy practice manager, a quality lead and a team of administrative staff.

The practice opening times are 8am to 8pm Monday and Thursday, 8am to 6.30pm Tuesday and Friday and 7am to 6.30 pm Wednesday. The practice appointment times are Monday and Thursday 8.30 to 12 midday and 1pm to 7.30pm, Tuesday and Friday 8.30am to 12midday and 1pm to 5.30 and Wednesday 7am to 12 and 1pm to 5.30pm. Extended hours are available Monday and Thursday 6.30pm to 8pm and Wednesday 7am to 8am. Patients requiring a GP outside of normal working hours are advised to call Fylde Community Medical Services (FCMS).

There are 10,443 patients on the practice list. The majority of patients are white British with a high number of patients under 18 years. There are 21% of the registered patients who are over 65 years compared to the local (26.7%) and national averages (17.1%) and 22% are under 18 years compared to the local average of 17% and national figure of 20.8%. The average life expectancy for males in the local population is 75.8 years and females 79.4 years which is below the CCG and national averages (males 78.7 years and females 82.3 years for the CCG, 79.2 and 83.2 years nationally). Information published by Public Health England rates the level of deprivation within the practice population group as two on a scale of one to ten. Level one represents the highest level of deprivation and level ten the lowest. There is an ethnic population of 2.5%.

Regulated activities delivered are diagnostic and screening, maternity and midwifery, family planning, treatment of disease, disorder or injury and surgical procedures.

Overall inspection


Updated 20 November 2018

This practice is rated as Good overall. (Previous rating August 2015- Good)

The key questions at this inspection are rated as:

Are services safe? – Good

Are services effective? – Good

Are services caring? – Good

Are services responsive? – Good

Are services well-led? - Good

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Broadway Medical Centre on 10 October 2018 as part of our annual programme of inspection.

At this inspection we found:

  • The practice had clear systems to manage risk so that safety incidents were less likely to happen. When incidents did happen, the practice recorded and investigated them, however learning from these was not always shared effectively.
  • The practice routinely reviewed the effectiveness and appropriateness of the care it provided. It ensured that care and treatment was delivered according to evidence-based guidelines.
  • Staff involved and treated patients with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.
  • Patients found the appointment system easy to use and reported that they were able to access care when they needed it.
  • There was a strong focus on continuous learning and improvement at all levels of the organisation.

We saw several areas of outstanding practice :-

  • The practice delivered a mental health service jointly with another practice in Fleetwood Neighbourhood team. Patients were triaged within three days and 98% received low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy within two weeks.
  • The practice had set up a specialist Hepatitis C clinic in conjunction with Fleetwood Neighbourhood team to address local needs in relation to substance abuse.
  • A practice paramedic was employed who carried out home visits for patients with acute problems, they could admit directly to hospital when required. This member of staff also led on end of life care maintaining contact with bereaved families to provide ongoing support and signposting.
  • The practice had carried out five initiatives in the past two years to gain feedback on services and facilities. This included a carers event in conjunction with the local carers service.

The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

  • Improve the documentation of incidents to ensure that actions agreed and learning outcomes are clearly recorded and reviewed.
  • Update the recruitment policy to include reference to the use of DBS checks for clinical staff and chaperones.
  • Take action so that uncollected prescriptions are managed efficiently.
  • Review recall systems in order to improve attendance of patients with long term conditions
  • Continue to take action to identify patients with caring responsibilities.
  • Consider adding a hearing loop to improve the experience of patients with hearing impairment.

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP
Chief Inspector of General Practice

Please refer to the detailed report and the evidence tables for further information