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CQC inspectors highlight good care as reports are published on 54 more GP practices
The Chief Inspector of General Practice has found another 44 GP practices to be Good following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission.
This week, CQC has published a further 54 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected by specialist teams of inspectors.
Of those, 44 of the practices have been rated as Good, six have been rated Inadequate, two have been rated Requires Improvement and two were focused inspections*
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. 71 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 54 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Allerton Road Medical Centre, City and Hackney: Good
- Apsley Surgery, NHS Stoke on Trent: Good
- Bexley Group Practice , Bexley CCG: Good
- Brampton Medical Practice, Cumbria: Good
- Crewkerne Health Centre, Somerset: Good
- Dawley Medical Practice, NHS CCG Shropshire: Good
- Deptford Surgery, Lewisham: Good
- Devon Square Surgery, NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG: Good
- Dr A K Choudhary & Dr S R Danda Practice, NHS Hull: Good
- Dr Ajay Birly , NHS Hillingdon CCG: Good
- Dr Bannatyne & Partners, Harrogate and rural CCG: Good
- Dr Emerson and Partners, Great Yarmouth and Waveney: Good
- Dr G Hedley and Partners, South Sefton: Good
- Drs Jones & McPherson, Vale of York: Good
- Dr Langton & Partners, Bristol: Good
- Dr Lisa Terrill & Partners, NHS Newark and Sherwood : Good
- Dr S M Arolker and Partners, NHS Leicester City CCG: Good
- Dr Tahir Haffiz, City and Hackney: Good
- Dr Viney Jhanjee, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Drs Seehra, Lockyear, Davis and Tanoe, NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG: Good
- Drs Yap, Hughes and Michael, NHS Birmingham South and Cenral CCG: Good
- Great Massingham Surgery, West Norfolk: Good
- LCW UCC (St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing), NHS West London CCG: Good
- Lombard Medical Centre, Newark and Sherwood CCG: Good
- Marybone Health Centre, Liverpool: Good
- MGS Medical Practice, NHS CCG Wolverhampton: Good
- Mortimer Surgery, North and West Reading CCG: Good
- North Kensington Medical Centre, NHS West London (K&C & QPP) CCG : Good
- North Laine Medical Centre, Brighton and Hove CCG: Good
- Norton Medical Practice, Dudley CCG: Good
- Plas Meddyg Surgery, Bexley: Good
- Ranworth Surgery, East Essex: Good
- Richmond Surgery, North East Hampshire and Farnham: Good
- Rope Green Medical Centre, NHS South Cheshire CCG: Good
- Scott Road Medical Centre, Vale of York: Good
- Stafford Medical Group, North Somerset: Good
- Stanley Road Medical Centre (SSP Health), NHS Liverpool CCG: Good
- The Belgravia Surgery, Westminster CCG: Good
- The Burnhams Surgery, NHS West Norfolk CCG: Good
- The Coggeshall Surgery, Mid Essex: Good
- The Quantock Medical Centre, Somerset: Good
- The Redcliffe Surgery, NHS West London CCG: Good
- Westbourne Surgery, Greater Huddersfield CCG: Good
- Woodbridge Practice, Hartlepool Stockton: Good
- Dr Kandiah Pathmanathan, Central London (Westminster): Requires improvement
- Riversdale Surgery, Northumberland: Requires improvement
- Dr Michael Florin, Trafford CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Peter Scott, NHS Birmingham Cross City: Inadequate
- Dr Srinivas Dharmana, Liverpool: Inadequate
- Dr Tom Frewin, Bristol: Inadequate
- Lowther Medical Centre, Cumbria: Inadequate
- Meanwhile Garden Medical Centre, West London: Inadequate
- Medicare, South Reading CCG : N/A
- Dr Rex Obonna, Sunderland: N/A
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
Please note that we will be publishing separate press releases on the practices rated inadequate.
* Focused inspections are smaller in scale than comprehensive inspections, although they follow a similar process. These are carried out to check on specific areas we are concerned about, which might have been raised during a comprehensive inspection or through our monitoring work
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.