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Barnet GP practice is rated as Inadequate by CQC

28 July 2016
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England’s Chief Inspector of General Practice has placed Dr Hasmukhrai Makanji’s GP practice in Barnet, North London, into special measures, following a Care Quality Commission inspection which found the quality of care to be Inadequate overall.

Inspectors rated the practice as Inadequate for being safe, effective and well-led, Requires Improvement for being caring and responsive, after an inspection in March 2016.

A full report of the inspection, which details inspectors’ findings and highlights the areas where improvements must be made, has been published at

Ursula Gallagher, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice in CQC’s London region said:

“It is important that the people who are registered with Dr Hasmukhrai Makanji can rely on getting the high quality care which everyone is entitled to receive from their GP.

“Patients were at risk of harm because systems and processes were not in place to keep them safe. For example, appropriate recruitment checks on staff had not been undertaken prior to their employment and we also identified concerns regarding the safe storage of vaccines.

“However, patients were positive about their interactions with staff and said they were treated with compassion and dignity.

“After a period of six months we will inspect again to check whether sufficient improvements have been made. If we find that the practice remains inadequate, we will consider taking further action.” 

You can read the report in full at


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Last updated:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors


Patients registered with practices being placed into special measures should be aware that the package of support being offered by NHS England and the Royal College of GPs will ensure that there are no immediate risks to patient safety at these GP practices whilst improvements are being made. These practices will not close.


About the Care Quality Commission

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We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.