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The Practice Lincoln Green

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Burmantofts Health Centre, Cromwell Mount, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7TA (0113) 221 1900

Provided and run by:
Chilvers & McCrea Limited

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Our current view of the service


Updated 12 February 2024

The Practice Lincoln Green is an NHS GP practice which provides primary care services to patients in an area of Leeds, West Yorkshire. We carried out an announced assessment of one quality statement, equity of access, under the key question Responsive at The Practice Lincoln Green on the 4 March 2024. We carried out the assessment as part of our work to understand how practices are working to try to meet peoples demands for access and to better understand the experiences of people who use services and providers. We recognise the work that GP practices have been engaged in to continue to provide safe, quality care to the people they serve. We know staff are carrying this out whilst the demand for general practice remains exceptionally high, with more appointments being provided than ever. However, in this challenging context, access to general practice remains a concern for people. Our strategy makes a commitment to deliver regulation driven by people’s needs and experiences of care. The assessment of the quality statement equity of access includes looking at what practices are doing innovatively to improve patient access to primary care and sharing this information to drive improvement. Overall, the practice is rated as good and the key question responsive continues to be rated as providing a good service. We found that the practice had organised services to meet patients’ needs, particularly those who were most likely to have difficulty accessing care, so that people can access care, treatment and support when they need it and in a way that works for them. The practice gathered, analysed and used feedback and other data/information to monitor and improve access.

People's experience of the service

Updated 12 February 2024

In the 2023 National GP Patient Survey, the practice’s data demonstrated responses to patient satisfaction with GP practice appointment times, how easy it is to get through to the practice by phone, satisfaction with the appointment offered, and with the overall experience of making an appointment were in line with the national and local averages. These were similar in performance or had deteriorated in performance to previous year’s results. Results from the NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) were reviewed and found to be less positive than the England average results. For example, for four months (September to December 2023) 261 people responded to the survey with an average of 74.5% positive about the practice. This is lower than the England average of 91%. The practice reviewed information from satisfaction surveys and acted on feedback, for example, improvement of digital technology for accessing/booking appointments, availability of more face-to-face appointments than telephone. Where any aspects of survey results were lower than expected the practice analysed these and made changes to improve. The practice had reviewed and responded to feedback and continues to make improvements. We recognise the pressure that practices are currently working under, and the efforts staff are making to maintain levels of access for their patients. At the same time, our strategy makes a commitment to deliver regulation driven by people’s needs and experiences of care. We were told and saw that the practice sought and acted on feedback relating to access.