We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at The Surgery Dr Mangwana and Partners on 6 August 2019. This was a follow-up to our last inspection on 26 September 2018 when we rated the provider as requires improvement overall, and requires improvement in safe, effective and well led domains.
We based our judgement of the quality of care at this service 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 inadequate overall.
We rated the practice as inadequate for providing safe services because:
•The practice did not have reliable systems and processes to keep patients safeguarded from abuse.
•The practice did not have safe systems regarding the management of patients on high-risk medicines.
•The practice did not have reliable infection prevention and control practices in place.
•The practice did not maintain adequate records to monitor and manage the cold chain effectively.
•The practice did not have complete fire safety systems in place.
•The practice did not have reliable systems in place to manage health and safety and the practice premises safely.
We rated the practice as inadequate for providing effective services because:
•The provider could not demonstrate people’s needs were assessed and care and treatment delivered, in line with current legislation, standards and evidence-based guidance.
•The provider could not demonstrate how people’s care and treatment outcomes were monitored and how they compared with other similar services.
•The practice was unable to show that staff had the skills, knowledge and experience to carry out their roles.
•The provider could not demonstrate how staff and services work together to deliver effective care and treatment.
•The provider could not demonstrate they monitored consent to care and treatment.
•Some performance data was significantly below local and national averages.
•The provider could not demonstrate how they supported people to live healthier lives.
These areas affected all population groups, so we rated all population groups as inadequate.
We rated the practice as good for providing caring services because:
•Staff treated patients with kindness, respect and compassion. Feedback from patients was positive about the way staff treated people.
•Staff helped patients to be involved in decisions about care and treatment.
•The practice respected patients’ privacy and dignity.
•The practice had systems in place to identify carers and provide relevant support.
We rated the practice as good for providing responsive services because:
•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.
•Information about how to complain was available and easy to understand and evidence showed the practice responded quickly to issues raised. Learning from complaints was shared with staff.
We rated the practice as inadequate for providing well-led services because:
•Leaders could not show that they had the capacity and skills to deliver high quality, sustainable care.
•The overall governance arrangements were ineffective.
•The practice did not have an appropriate fail-safe system in place for the safe management of patients who had been referred via the two-week wait urgent referral system.
•The practice did not have an appropriate fail-safe system in place to monitor and manage cervical screening for female patients.
•The practice did not have an appropriate fail-safe system in place to monitor and manage prescribing and prescriptions safety.
•The provider did not have a safe or effective recruitment system in place.
•The provider did not have a safe or effective system in place to monitor and manage emergency medicines and equipment.
•While the practice had a clear vision, that vision was not supported by a credible strategy.
•The practice did not have clear and effective processes for managing risks, issues and performance.
•The practice did not always act on appropriate and accurate information.
•We saw limited evidence of systems and processes for learning, continuous improvement and innovation.
The areas where the provider must make improvements are:
•Ensure that care and treatment is provided in a safe way.
•Establish effective systems and processes to ensure good governance in accordance with the fundamental standards of care.
The areas where the provider should make improvements are:
•Improve the identification of carers.
I am placing this service in special measures. Services placed in special measures will be inspected again within six months. If insufficient improvements have been made such that there remains a rating of inadequate for any population group, key question or overall, we will take action in line with our enforcement procedures to begin the process of preventing the provider from operating the service. This will lead to cancelling their registration or to varying the terms of their registration within six months if they do not improve.
The service will be kept under review and if needed could be escalated to urgent enforcement action. Where necessary, another inspection will be conducted within a further six months, and if there is not enough improvement we will move to close the service by adopting our proposal to remove this location or cancel the provider’s registration.
Special measures will give people who use the service the reassurance that the care they get should improve.
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