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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 6 November 2019

We carried out an announced focused inspection at Kirkgate Surgery on 26 September 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; are services effective and are services well-led.

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

Our judgement of the quality of care at this service is based 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 the population groups and requires improvement for working age people (including those recently retired and students).

We found that:

  • Patients received effective care and treatment that met their needs.
  • The way the practice was led and managed promoted the delivery of high-quality, person-centre care.

The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

  • Continue to review and improve hypnotic prescribing.
  • Continue to review and improve cervical screening uptake.
  • Continue to improve the breast cancer screening rate.

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



Updated 4 February 2016

The practice is rated as good for providing safe services.

  • There was a system in place for reporting and recording significant events, however this needed some improvement in the monitoring and reflection on action plans.
  • Lessons were shared to make sure action was taken to improve safety in the practice.
  • When there were unintended or unexpected safety incidents, people received reasonable support, truthful information, a verbal and written apology and were told about any actions to improve processes to prevent the same thing happening again.
  • The practice had systems, processes and practices in place to keep people safe and safeguarded from abuse.
  • Risks to patients were assessed and well managed.





Updated 4 February 2016

The practice is rated as good for providing caring services.

  • Data showed that patients rated the practice higher than others 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 for patients about the services available was easy to understand and accessible.
  • We also saw that staff treated patients with kindness and respect, and maintained confidentiality.



Updated 4 February 2016

The practice is rated as good for providing responsive services.

  • The practice 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. For example, a care co-ordinator worked at the practice one day a week to help join up health and social care services for older patients and those with long term conditions.
  • Patients said they found it easy to make an appointment with a named GP and that 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 was shared with staff and other stakeholders.


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