Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice
We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at The Hollies Medical Centre on 11 January 2016. Overall the practice is rated as Good.
Please note that when referring to information throughout this report, for example any reference to the Quality and Outcomes Framework data, this relates to the most recent information available to the CQC at that time.
Our key findings 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.
- 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 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.
- Patients told us they could get an appointment when they needed one. Urgent appointments were 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, patients and third party organisations, which it acted on.
The practice achieved a 100% score for the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in 2014/15 and exception rates could be explained.
There was a high level of clinical governance evidenced through a constructive engagement with staff, a failsafe patient recall system and proactively reviewed performance management arrangements.
Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP)
Chief Inspector of General Practice