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Greenfield Medical Centre Good


Review carried out on 11 January 2020

During an annual regulatory review

We reviewed the information available to us about Greenfield Medical Centre on 11 January 2020. 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 26 July 2018

During a routine inspection

This practice is rated as Good overall. (Previous rating September 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 Greenfield Medical Centre on 26 July 2018, as part of our inspection programme.

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 learned from them and improved its processes.
  • 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.
  • Feedback from patient interviews and CQC comment cards was positive about the way staff treated them.
  • 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 practice.

The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

  • Continue with efforts to improve the up-take of childhood immunisations.
  • Continue with efforts to improve the up-take of cervical screening.
  • To continue to review the gender mix of clinical staff so as to ensure that the needs of patients requesting a male clinician can be met.

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.

Inspection carried out on 23 September 2015

During a routine inspection

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Greenfield Medical Centre on 23 September 2015. Overall the practice is rated as good.

Please note that when referring to information throughout this report, for example any reference to the Quality and Outcomes Framework data, this relates to the most recent information available to the CQC at that time.

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

  • Staff understood and fulfilled their responsibilities to raise concerns and report incidents and near misses.
  • Patients said they were treated with compassion, dignity and respect and they were involved in their care and decisions about their treatment. Information was provided to help patients understand the care available to them.
  • The practice worked closely with other organisations and with the local community in planning how services were provided to ensure that they meet people’s needs.
  • The practice implemented suggestions for improvements and made changes to the way it delivered services as a consequence of feedback from patients and from the Patient Participation Group (PPG).
  • 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
  • The practice had a clear vision which had quality and safety as its top priority. A business plan was in place, was monitored and regularly reviewed and discussed with all staff. High standards were promoted and owned by all practice staff with evidence of team working across all roles.
  • There was a clear leadership structure and staff felt supported by management.
  • There were systems in place to reduce risks to patient safety for example, infection control procedures.
  • The practice made good use of audits and had shared information from one of their audits with other practices to promote better patient outcomes.

However there were areas where the provider should make improvements.

Importantly the provider should:

  • Review reception arrangements to prevent conversations from being overheard improving patient confidentiality and privacy.
  • Continue to work to improve patient satisfaction scores in terms of being able to get through to practice on the phone.

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP

Chief Inspector of General Practice