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Vine Medical Group Requires improvement

We are carrying out a review of quality at Vine Medical Group. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.


Inspection carried out on 14 Nov to 15 Nov 2018

During a routine inspection

This practice is rated as Requires Improvement overall. (Previous rating May 2016 – Good)

The key questions at this inspection are rated as:

Are services safe? – Requires Improvement

Are services effective? – Requires Improvement

Are services caring? – Requires Improvement

Are services responsive? – Good

Are services well-led? - Good

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Vine Medical Group on 14 and 15 November 2018 as part of our inspection programme.

At this inspection we found:

  • The practice had successfully undertaken and completed a second merger since their last inspection and were now a four-site practice.
  • 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 their 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.
  • Staff involved and treated patients with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect; however, the practice’s National GP patient survey results did not reflect this.
  • Patients reported the appointment system was easy to use and reported that they were able to access care when they needed it.
  • There was a clear management and leadership structure in place.
  • The practice created and implemented numerous innovations in their practice to improve patient outcomes and to support staff.
  • There was a strong focus on continuous learning and improvement at all levels of the organisation.

The areas where the provider must make improvement are:

  • Ensure persons employed in the provision of the regulated activity receive the appropriate support, training, professional development, supervision and appraisal necessary to enable them to carry out the duties.
  • Ensure specified information is available regarding each person employed.

The areas where the provider should make improvements are:

  • Review how high-risk medicines are monitored in line with national guidance.
  • Review how risk assessments for emergency medicine stocks are recorded.
  • Continue to improve the uptake for cervical screening to achieve the national target of 80%.
  • Review policies to ensure they reflect practice procedures appropriately.
  • Continue to review patient feedback with regards to access to appointments, contacting the practice via the telephone and overall patient experience received at the practice.

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 16 May 2016

During an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced focused inspection of Forest End Surgery, Forest End, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 7AH on 16 May 2016. This inspection was undertaken to check the practice was meeting regulations.

At our previous inspection on 14 July 2015 we found breaches of regulations relating to the safe delivery of services. The practice was rated good for providing effective, caring, responsive and well-led services and requires improvement for safe.

At our inspection on 16 May 2016, we found the practice was meeting the regulations that had previously been breached.

The practice had reviewed and implemented changes to their medicines fridge temperature monitoring procedures and escalation processes in the event of temperatures recorded outside the recommended range of two degrees Celsius to eight degrees Celsuis.

We have amended the rating for this practice to reflect these changes. The practice is now rated good for the provision of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led services.

Professor Steve Field

CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGPChief Inspector of General Practice

Inspection carried out on 14th July 2015

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Forest End Surgery on 14th July 2015.

Overall the practice is rated as good.

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

  • Staff understood and fulfilled their responsibilities to raise concerns, and to report incidents and near misses. Information about safety was recorded, monitored, appropriately reviewed and addressed.
  • Risks to patients were assessed and well managed, with the exception of those relating to medicine fridges.
  • Patients’ needs were assessed and care was planned and delivered following best practice guidance. Staff had received training appropriate to their roles and any further training needs had been identified and planned.
  • 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.
  • 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.

However there were areas of practice where the provider needs to make improvements.

Importantly the provider must:

  • Ensure action is taken when the medicine fridge temperatures are outside of the appropriate range.

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP

Chief Inspector of General Practice