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Care Quality Commission publishes three reports on Outstanding rated GP practices in the Central region

14 December 2016
Brinsley Avenue Practice, Peartree Medical Centre, Newport Pagnell Medical Centre
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The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by three GP practices in the Central region to be Outstanding.

Under CQC’s programme of inspections, all England’s GP practices are given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

These GP services were found to be providing an exemplary service to their patients when CQC inspected.

The reports detailing inspectors’ findings have now been published:

  • Brinsley Avenue Practice, Trentham, Stoke On Trent
  • Peartree Medical Centre, Derby
  • Newport Pagnell Medical Centre, Newport Pagnell

Janet Williamson, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice and Dentistry in CQC’s Central region said:

“People deserve to receive good care that meets their individual needs from staff who are compassionate when they use GP services.

“It is clear these GP practices are providing an exemplary service to the people living in the areas they serve.

“The hard work of the staff who work at these services is making a real difference to patients. This is why we have found these practices to be Outstanding.”


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Last updated:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors

To get to the heart of people’s experiences of care, we always ask the following five questions of services.

  • Are they safe?
  • Are they effective?
  • Are they caring?
  • Are they responsive to people’s needs?
  • Are they well-led?

For every NHS GP practice we will look at the quality of care for the following six population groups:

  • Older people
  • People with long-term conditions
  • Families, children and young people
  • Working age people (including those recently retired and students)
  • People whose circumstances may make them vulnerable
  • People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia).

Providers must display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily.

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

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.