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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 22 October 2020

We carried out an announced focussed inspection at Perry Park Surgery 16 September 2019 as part of our inspection programme.

We carried out an inspection of this service following our annual review of the information available to us including information provided by the practice. Our review indicated that there may have been a significant change to the quality of care provided since the last inspection.

This inspection focused on the following key questions: Effective and Well-led.

Because of the assurance received from our review of information we carried forward the ratings for the following key questions: safe, responsive and caring.

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 except w

orking age people (including those recently retired and students) .

We found that:

  • Patients received effective care and treatment that met their needs.
  • The practice had made positive progress to improve childhood immunisations although further improvements were required to meet recognised targets.
  • Similarly, uptake of cancer screening particularly cervical cytology required further improvement.
  • Learning was encouraged, and staff were given opportunities to develop the skills required for their roles and responsibilities.
  • The way the practice was led and managed promoted the delivery of high-quality, person-centre care.
  • Two senior partners were due to retire within the next six months and the service needed to develop a formal strategy and direction to ensure sustainability.

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

  • Update the practice website to ensure information is relevant and current.
  • Continue to review action taken to improve uptake of national cancer screening to ensure it is working.
  • Consider if additional nursing time for greater flexibility particularly regarding improving uptake for cancer screening including cervical cytology.
  • Continue to monitor childhood immunisations to ensure meeting relevant targets.
  • Consider a formal strategy for succession planning and direction of service and ensure staff members are involved and aware.

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)

Requires improvement

People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia)


People whose circumstances may make them vulnerable