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CQC highlight Good and Outstanding Care provided by GP practices
This week, the Care Quality Commission has published a further 68 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected by specialist teams of inspectors.
Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all of England’s GP practices are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.
The Chief Inspector of General Practice has found another 65 GP practices to be Good and three to be Outstanding following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. One practice, Orchard Surgery in Slough, has been taken out of special measures following improvements in the quality of its services.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 118.
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said:
“After more than 3,000 inspections we have found that most care is good – with over 100 practices now rated Outstanding. That means that over 1 million patients in England currently receive care from practices which we have rated Outstanding. What’s enormously encouraging is that our inspections are driving improvement – 90% of practices that we have re-inspected have improved since last October. Through their hard work and dedication, practices are making positive changes to the care they deliver.
“There is still too much poor care. Since we began inspecting GP practices in October 2014 we have found over 100 practices to be Inadequate. While this is a minority, this still amounts to over half a million patients in England who were not receiving the basic standards of care that they should be able to expect from their GP practice. I am glad to say that we have increasingly found that most practices that are placed in special measures use the support that is on offer to meet those standards.”
Full reports on all 68 inspections are available on this website.
- Albrighton Medical Practice, NHS Shropshire CCG: Outstanding
- Oak Street Medical Practice, Norwich: Outstanding
- The New Springwells Practice, South Lincolnshire: Outstanding
- Aitune Medical Practice, Erewash: Good
- Altrincham Medical Practice, Trafford: Good
- Ampleforth Surgery, Vale of York CCG: Good
- Aspley Medical Practice, Nottingham: Good
- Burgess Road Surgery, Southampton CCG: Good
- Burntwood Health and Well-being Centre, NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG: Good
- Cannock Road Medical Practice, NHS Wolverhampton CCG : Good
- Chelmer Village Surgery, NHS Mid Essex CCG: Good
- Chelsfield Surgery, Bromley: Good
- Chickenley Medical Centre, NHS North Kirklees CCG: Good
- Colindale Medical Centre Lp, Barnet: Good
- County Surgery, Nene: Good
- Devaney Medical Centre - JW Bates, Wirral : Good
- Dr Abdula Rauf Kukaswadia, Liverpool : Good
- Dr Kumudini Khare, NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG: Good
- Dr M Umar & Dr H Sadique, NHS East Lancashire CCG: Good
- Drs Abbott, Patel & Uehlein, NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG: Good
- Drs Akhter & Jabeen, Liverpool: Good
- Forest Practice, NHS West Essex CCG: Good
- Gladstone House Surgery, Hartlepool and Stockton CCG: Good
- Glenside Medical Centre, NEW Devon: Good
- Grange Medical Centre, NHS Bradford Districts CCG: Good
- Great Western Surgery, NHS Swindon CCG: Good
- Grove House Surgery, NHS North Kirklees CCG: Good
- Hallgarth Surgery, NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG: Good
- Hama Medical Centre, Nottingham West: Good
- Heath Lane Surgery, West Leicestershire: Good
- Hollygreen Practice, Barnsley: Good
- Hollygreen Practice, Barnsley: Good
- Houghton Medical Group, Sunderland: Good
- Ifield Medical Practice, NHS Crawley CCG: Good
- King George Surgery, NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG: Good
- Kippax Hall Surgery, Leeds South and East: Good
- Kirkoswald Surgery, NHS Cumbria CCG: Good
- Maple View Medical Practice, NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG: Good
- Marine Avenue Medical Centre, NHS North Tyneside CCG: Good
- Mayfield Medical Centre, South Tyneside: Good
- Middleton Lodge Practice, Newark and Sherwood: Good
- Monkseaton Medical Centre, NHS North Tyneside CCG: Good
- Oaklane Surgery, NHS Bradford Districts CCG: Good
- Queens Park Medical Centre, Hartlepool and Stockton CCG: Good
- Ravenswood Medical Practice, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG: Good
- Red Roofs Practitioners , Warwickshire North : Good
- Rotherham Road Medical Centre, Barnsley: Good
- Roundhouse Medical Centre, Barnsley: Good
- Sackville Medical Centre, Brighton and Hove: Good
- Selden Medical Centre, Coastal West Sussex CCG: Good
- Shenley Green Surgery, NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG: Good
- Springfield Medical Practice, NHS Birmingham South and Central CCG: Good
- Temple Sowerby Medical Practice, Cumbria: Good
- The Armada Family Practice, Bristol: Good
- The Bellingham Green Surgery, Lewisham: Good
- The Boulevard Medical Practice, NHS Calderdale CCG: Good
- The Elms Medical Centre, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group : Good
- The Fulham Medical Centre, NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group : Good
- The Grove Surgery, NHS Wakefield CCG: Good
- The Oldfield Family Practice, Ealing: Good
- ** The Orchard Surgery, Slough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG): Good
- The Saxonbury House Surgery, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG: Good
- Twyford Surgery, NHS West Hampshire CCG: Good
- Wellesley Road Practice, Hounslow: Good
- Winchmore Surgery, NHS Enfield CCG: Good
- Woodland Drive Medical Centre, Barnsley: Good
- Your Health partnership - Mace Street Clinic, Sandwell & West Birmingham: Good
- Your Health partnership – Whiteheath Medical Centre, Sandwell & West Birmingham: Good
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
We issue separate press releases on the services rated Outstanding.
** The Orchard Surgery was previously rated Inadequate: on its last inspection we found that it had made sufficient improvements to come out of special measures.
GP practices will receive a rating following an inspection by specialist teams including GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and experts by experience (people with personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses the type of services we are inspecting). 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).
In July 2015 CQC launched a new online toolkit for GPs, featuring examples of outstanding practice that inspectors have found in GP surgeries across England. The tool intends to provide real-world, illustrative examples of high quality general practice that other providers can refer to. You can find the online toolkit for GPs at www.cqc.org.uk/outstandingprimarycare. This was followed by an online toolkit, featuring examples of inadequate practice as part of a comprehensive set of guidance to support practices in preparing for inspection- www.cqc.org.uk/inadequategpexamples.