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CQC inspectors highlight good care as reports are published on 47 more GP practices
The Chief Inspector of General Practice has found another 39 GP practices to be Good following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission.
This week, CQC has published a further 47 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected by specialist teams of inspectors.
Of those, 39 of the practices have been rated as Good, four have been rated Requires Improvement, three have been rated Inadequate and one was rated Outstanding.
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. 72 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 47 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Kingsteignton Medical Practice, South Devon and Torbay: Outstanding
- Ashcroft Surgery, Central Manchester: Good
- Birchwood Surgery, NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG: Good
- Burnley Wood Medical Centre, NHS East Lancashire CCG: Good
- Cedars Medical Group, North Durham: Good
- * Clarence Park Surgery , North Somerset: Good
- Colne Road Surgery, East Lancashire: Good
- Coxhoe Medical Practice, North Durham: Good
- Dr Ahmed El Safy, Sunderland: Good
- Dr Arif Supple, NHS Nene CCG: Good
- Dr C Y Ngan and Dr K P Chan, South Manchester: Good
- Dr Hariharan and Partner, Huddersfield: Good
- Dr J D Sleath & Dr R G Warner, Herefordshire: Good
- Dr Kanwalpal Nandra, Bexley: Good
- Dr Karen Massey, East Lancashire: Good
- Dr Naranammalpuram Srinivasan, Rotherham: Good
- Dr Rina Miah, Northumberland: Good
- Dr RW Harrison & Mrs CM Harrison, East Riding: Good
- Dr Vipin Mittal, Dudley CCG: Good
- * Dr Yella Sambasivarao, Nottingham City: Good
- Drs Shutkever Meulendijk Brownlow & Soar , Wakefield CCG: Good
- Essex Way Surgery, Castle Point and Rochford: Good
- Langham Place Surgery, NHS Nene: Good
- Middlewich Road Surgery, Vale Royal CCG: Good
- New Longton Surgery, NHS Chorley and South Ribble : Good
- Nook Surgery, Huddersfield: Good
- Park View Surgery, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG: Good
- Parkview Medical Centre, Liverpool CCG: Good
- Rowlands Gill Medical Centre, Newcastle Gateshead: Good
- Rushey Green Group Practice, Lewisham: Good
- School House Surgery, Brighton and Hove CCG: Good
- Sefton Ave Surgery, Barnet: Good
- Summervale Surgery, Somerset: Good
- Sunnyside Surgery, North Somerset: Good
- Swanscombe Health Centre, Dartford and Gravesham: Good
- The Gratton Surgery, West Hampshire CCG: Good
- Torrington Park Group Practice, NHS Barnet CCG: Good
- Treeton Medical Centre, Rotherham: Good
- Wellbrook Medical Centre, NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG: Good
- Woodlands Primary Care, NHS Bexley CCG: Good
- Bexley Group Practice, Bexley: Requires improvement
- Bexley Medical Group, Bexley: Requires improvement
- Lyme Regis Medical Centre, Dorset: Requires improvement
- Tadworth Medical Centre, Surrey Downs: Requires improvement
- Church Lane Medical Centre, NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Abid Hussain, NHS Birmingham South CCG: Inadequate
- The Westwood Surgery, Bexley CCG: 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 Outstanding and Inadequate.
* Clarence Park Surgery and Dr Yella Sambasivarao were previously rated as Requires Improvement and inspectors found the necessary improvements had been made when we last inspected the services, 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.