Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice
We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Guardian Medical Centre on 16 March 2016. The full comprehensive report on the March 2016 inspection can be found by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Guardian Medical Centre on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.
At our previous inspection on 16 March 216 we rated the practice as ‘good’ overall but we identified a breach of Regulation 17 of The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. This was because the provider had not carried out a health and safety risk assessment to identify risks to peoples’ safety and ensure measures were in place to mitigate these.
This inspection was a desk-based review carried out on 30 January 2017 to confirm that the provider had carried out their plan to meet the legal requirements in relation to the breach in regulation identified at our previous inspection. This report covers our findings in relation to that requirement and also additional improvements made since our last inspection.
Our key findings were as follows:
We also found that the provider had made a number of improvements where we had identified these. These included;
The introduction of a clear and auditable record of staff training to assist the provider in identifying staff training needs and plan for training requirements.
The development of a safeguarding procedure.
A review of recruitment procedures to ensure all relevant recruitment checks are carried for staff.
Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP)
Chief Inspector of General Practice