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Parkside Medical Centre Requires improvement

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 10 September 2019

We carried out an announced inspection at Parkside Medical Centre on 25 June 2019 as part of our inspection programme.

We decided to undertake an inspection of this service following our annual review of the information available to us. This inspection looked at the following key questions:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Well-Led

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 requires improvement overall and good for all population groups. The practice was rated as requires improvement for providing safe and well-led services.

We found that:

  • Patients received effective care and treatment that met their needs.
  • Staff dealt with patients with kindness and respect and involved them in decisions about their care.
  • The practice organised and delivered services to meet patients’ needs.
  • The practice had good facilities and was well equipped to treat patients and meet their needs.
  • Information about services and how to complain was available. Improvements were made to the quality of care as a result of complaints and concerns.
  • 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.
  • There was a strong focus on continuous learning and improvement at all levels of the organisation.

We rated the practice as requires improvement for providing safe and well-led services because:

  • The practice did not have clear and effective processes for managing risks, issues and performance. Staff did not receive regular appraisals structures to support formal clinical supervision for all staff with extended roles had not been consistently established.
  • There were gaps in staff records, with multiple records being unavailable for review. These included records relating to training, recruitment, DBS checks, registration with professional bodies and indemnity insurance.

The areas where the provider must make improvements are:

  • Establish effective systems and processes to ensure good governance in accordance with the fundamental standards of care.

(Please see the specific details on action required at the end of this report).

The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

  • Undertake regular water checks as recommended in the legionella risk assessment.
  • Undertake an annual review of significant events to identify trends, drive improvement and reduce the risk of recurrence.
  • Continue to develop and embed effective systems to manage infection prevention and control (IPC).
  • Complete the transfer of policies and procedures to the newly implemented computer-based programme to support effective management oversight.

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


Requires improvement





Updated 8 May 2015

The practice is rated as good for providing caring services. Data showed that patients rated the practice the same as other practices for several aspects of care. Patients said they were treated with compassion, dignity and respect and they were involved in decisions about their care and treatment. Information to help patients understand the services available was easy to understand. We also saw that staff treated patients with kindness and respect, and maintained confidentiality.



Updated 8 May 2015

The practice is rated as good for providing responsive services. It reviewed the needs of its local population and engaged with the NHS England Area Team and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to secure improvements to services where these were identified. Patients could 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. Information about how to complain was available and easy to understand and evidence showed that the practice responded quickly to issues raised. Learning from complaints with staff and other stakeholders.


Requires improvement
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