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University of Sussex Health Centre

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Health Centre,, University of Sussex, Falmer,, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9RW (01273) 249049

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University of Sussex Health Centre

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about University of Sussex Health Centre 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 University of Sussex Health Centre, you can give feedback on this service.

30 July 2019

During an annual regulatory review

We reviewed the information available to us about University of Sussex Health Centre on 30 July 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.

11 October 2016

During a routine inspection

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at The Health Centre University of Sussex on 11 October 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 were able to make an appointment with a GP and there was continuity of care, with a popular urgent appointments system 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 provider was aware of and complied with the requirements of the duty of candour.
  • The practice worked regularly with the university student support unit to care for students who required extra support and care.

  • Alcohol screening was completed for all new registrations, and offered on a regular basis to all patients.

  • The practice had a care protocol for supporting patients with drug problems and referred them to the local substance misuse support service.

  • The GPs and nursing team provided nurture and support to patients and guided them in making decisions about their health during the first time away from the family home when they might feelisolated from parental guidance.

The area where the provider should make improvement is:

  • Establish a system to monitor the overall trends in significant events to help prevent them from happening in the future.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) 

Chief Inspector of General Practice