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CQC inspectors highlight good care as reports are published on 44 more GP practices
The Chief Inspector of General Practice has found another 35 GP practices to be Good following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission.
This week, CQC has published a further 44 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected by specialist teams of inspectors.
Of those, 35 of the practices have been rated as Good, three have been rated Requires Improvement, six have been rated Inadequate.
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. 75 GP practices have been rated as Outstanding so far.
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said:
“After more than 2,000 inspections we now have the evidence that the vast majority of England's GP practices are providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. We have also found so many practices going far beyond the call of duty to care for patients to provide an outstanding service to their patients.
"But, unfortunately, there are still areas of practice that are inadequate and unacceptable. Patients have a right to expect high quality care from every GP practice. Where improvement is required we will expect the practice to take the necessary steps to address the issues and we will re-inspect at a later date to check that those improvements have been made.
"Practices rated Inadequate that are put into Special Measures are offered additional support by NHS England which is working with the RCGP to help the practice get back on track. We have already seen the benefits of this approach when we re-inspect."
Full reports on all 44 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Ancora Medical Practice, North Lincolnshire: Good
- Belvedere Medical Centre, Bexley: Good
- Bolton Medical Centre, NHS Bolton CCG: Good
- * Bottreaux Surgery, Kernow: Good
- Brunswick Surgery, Kingston CCG: Good
- Bucklands End Lane Surgery, NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG: Good
- Doctors Hart, Taylor and Huins, NHS Somerset CCG: Good
- * Dr Hans Schmid, NHS Cumbria CCG: Good
- Dr Lalit Gurnani, Royal Vale CCG: Good
- Dr Mathibalasingham Chandrakumar, NHS South Kent Coast CCG: Good
- Dr Pearl Chin, NHS West London CCG: Good
- Dr Richard Hyslop, NHS Warwickshire North CCG: Good
- Dr WA Cotter and Dr JCJM Bohmer-Laubis, Bexley: Good
- Drs Hargadon, Kalra, Atkinson, Stevens, Thornton & Mr D Sheppard, NHS Kernow CCG: Good
- Eastwood Group Practice, Southend on Sea: Good
- Great Oakley Medical Centre, Nene: Good
- Headlands Surgery, NHS Nene CCG: Good
- Ingleton Avenue Surgery, Bexley CCG: Good
- Lawson Road Surgery, Norwich: Good
- Lyndhurst Medical Centre, Bexley CCG: Good
- Newton Community Hospital Practice GP , NHS Wirral CCG: Good
- Newton Medical Centre, St Helens : Good
- Paddock and Longwood Family Practice, NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG: Good
- Pencester Health Centre, NHS South Kent Coast: Good
- Pencester Surgery, NHS South Kent Coast: Good
- Perry Park Surgery, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Seven Dials Medical Centre, NHS Brighton and Hove: Good
- Slade Green Medical Centre, Bexley CCG: Good
- The Apples Medical Centre, NHS Dorset: Good
- The Beeches Medical Centre, NHS Halton CCG: Good
- The Heights General Practice, Salford: Good
- The Laurels Surgery, NHS Mid Essex: Good
- The Om Medical Centre, NHS Swale CCG: Good
- Warley Medical Centre, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: Good
- Waterbeach Surgery, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Good
- Brompton Medical Centre , Kensington & Chelsea CCG : Requires improvement
- Dr BJ Batty & Partners, Woodlands Medical Centre, NHS Oxfordshire CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr KE Wilcox & Partners, NHS Swale CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Ildiko Spelt, North East Essex: Inadequate
- Dr MF Haq's Practice, Barking & Dagenham: Inadequate
- Dr Tom Frewin, Bristol: Inadequate
- Friary House Surgery, Devon: Inadequate
- Red Suite, Medway: Inadequate
- Somerset Medical Centre, NHS Ealing: Inadequate
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
Please note that we have published separate press releases on the practices rated Inadequate.
* Bottreaux Surgery and Dr Hans Schmid were previously rated Requires Improvement and inspectors found the necessary improvements had been made when we last inspected the service, resulting in a new rating of Good.
GP practices will receive a rating following an inspection by specialist teams including GPs and practice nurses 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).
Since 1 April, providers have been required to display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily. Further information on the requirement for providers to prominently display their CQC ratings.
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 toolkit, at www.cqc.org.uk/outstandingprimarycare, intends to provide real-world, illustrative examples of high quality general practice that other providers can refer to.