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Bridge Lane Group Practice

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

20 Bridge Lane,, Battersea, London, SW11 3AD (020) 3538 0882

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Bridge Lane Group Practice

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Bridge Lane Group Practice on 6 July 2023. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Bridge Lane Group Practice, you can give feedback on this service.

14 August 2019

During an annual regulatory review

We reviewed the information available to us about Bridge Lane Group Practice on 14 August 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.

30 June 2016

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Bridge Lane Group Practice on 30 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 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. However, the practice had requested information and repairs from the owner of the building without success.
  • 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 provider was aware of and complied with the requirements of the duty of candour.

There was one area of outstanding performance:

  • The practice had developed and ran a primary care led alcohol service for the benefits of its own patients and to patients from other practices in the area. On piloting the clinic the waiting time for patients to receive treatment was reduced from 18 weeks to 18 days.

The areas where the provider should make improvement are:

  • The practice should ensure that all clinical equipment in the practice is calibrated.

  • The practice should continue to contact the owner of the building to follow up non-completed repairs and risk assessments which have yet to be provided.

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP

Chief Inspector of General Practice