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Riverside Health Centre Good

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Review carried out on 8 May 2019

During an annual regulatory review

We reviewed the information available to us about Riverside Health Centre on 8 May 2019. We did not find evidence of significant changes to the quality of service being provided since the last inspection. As a result, we decided not to inspect the surgery at this time. We will continue to monitor this information about this service throughout the year and may inspect the surgery when we see evidence of potential changes.

Inspection carried out on 20 June 2016

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Riverside Health Centre on 20 June 2016. Overall the practice is rated as good.

Our key findings across all the areas we inspected were as follows:

  • There was an open and transparent approach to safety and an effective system in place for reporting and recording significant events.
  • Risks to patients were assessed and well managed.
  • Staff assessed patients’ needs and delivered care in line with current evidence based guidance. Staff had been trained to provide them with the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and treatment.
  • Patients said they were treated with compassion, dignity and respect and they were involved in their care and decisions about their treatment.
  • Information about services and how to complain was available and easy to understand.
  • Improvements were made to the quality of care as a result of complaints and concerns.
  • Patients said they found it easy to 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.
  • 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.
  • The registered provider was aware of and complied with the requirements of the duty of candour.

We saw three areas of outstanding practice:

  • Three of the GPs had a special interest in substance misuse. The practice held weekly substance misuse clinics, working alongside an outside agency in the management of patients with alcohol or drug dependency.

  • The practice employed a Patient Liaison Administrator who supported patients, families and carers with referrals to support services. They were the named contact for these patients and liaised between the support services, the practice, the patient and their families and carers.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice