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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 15 July 2021

We carried out this desk top review on Dilston Medical Centre on 10 June 2021.

This followed an announced comprehensive inspection for the practice on 4 June 2019. The overall rating for the practice was good, but we rated the population group of Families, Children and Young People as requires improvement. We then carried out a desk-based review on 16 July 2020 to confirm that the practice were improving children’s uptake of immunisations identified in the previous inspection on 4 June 2019. Although improvement had been made, at that time the practice remained rated as Good overall and continued to be rated as Requires Improvement for the population group of Families, Children and Young People.

The full reports for previous inspections can be found by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Dilston Medical Centre on our website at

Why we carried out this review

This review was a focused review of information without undertaking a site visit to follow up on:

  • Uptake of childhood immunisations
  • Uptake of cervical screening

How we carried out the inspection/review

Throughout the pandemic CQC has continued to regulate and respond to risk. However, taking into account the circumstances arising as a result of the pandemic, and in order to reduce risk, we have conducted our reviews differently.

This review was carried out through requesting evidence from the provider.

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 have rated this practice as Good overall and Good for all population groups.

We found that:

  • The practice had proactively worked to increase rates of both childhood immunisations and the uptake of cervical screening tests; their own figures showed they were now above national targets.

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

Dr Rosie Benneyworth BM BS BMedSci MRCGP

Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care

Inspection areas










Checks on specific services

People with long term conditions


Families, children and young people


Older people


Working age people (including those recently retired and students)


People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia)


People whose circumstances may make them vulnerable