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CQC inspectors highlight good care as reports are published on 63 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 63 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, 18 have been rated Requires Improvement, five have been rated Inadequate and one was a focused inspection*.
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. Since 1 October 2015, 71 GP practices have been rated as Outstanding.
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 62 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Ailsa Craig Medical Centre, South Manchester: Good
- Biddulphdoctors, North Staffordshire CCG: Good
- Dr Anil Joshi, NHS West London: Good
- Dr Jaswant Rathore, Dudley CCG: Good
- Dr M P Boulton and Dr S K Badda, NHS Greater Huddersfield: Good
- Dr Mohan and Associates, Barking and Dagenham CCG: Good
- Dr P Kumar & Partners, Kingston-upon-Thames: Good
- Dr Poonam Jha (Peel Park Surgery), Bradford: Good
- Dr RF Cullen and Partners, NHS South Kent Coast: Good
- Dr Sajid Zaib, Aylesbury Vale : Good
- Dr Starling and Partners, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens: Good
- Ejaz Medical Centre, NHS Birmingham Central CCG: Good
- Fleet Medical Centre, North East Hampshire and Farnham: Good
- Good Health, Bexley: Good
- Highbury Grange Medical Practice, NHS Islington CCG: Good
- Imeary Street Surgery, South Tyneside: Good
- Irlam Clinic, NHS Salford: Good
- Killick Street Health Centre, Islington CCG: Good
- Leicester Medical Group, West Leicestershire CCG: Good
- Leybourne Surgery, Dorset: Good
- Milton Park Practice, Portsmouth: Good
- Mortimer Surgery, North and West Reading CCG: Good
- Mount Pleasant Health Centre, New Devon: Good
- New Bank Health Centre, NHS Central Manchester CCG: Good
- Newnham Walk Surgery, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG: Good
- North Ridge Medical Practice, NHS West Kent Coast CCG: Good
- Oldwell Surgery, Gateshead: Good
- Prince Avenue Surgery, Southend on Sea: Good
- Selston Surgery, Mansfield and Ashfield: Good
- Surrey Lodge Group Practice, South Manchester: Good
- The Alexandra Practice, South Manchester: Good
- The Bosmere Medical Practice, South Eastern Hampshire: Good
- The Grange Surgery, NHS South Eastern Hampshire CCG: Good
- The Lakenham Surgery, NHS Norwich CCG: Good
- The Practice@188, Barnet: Good
- The Staunton Surgery, South Eastern Hampshire: Good
- The Surgery, NHS West London CCG: Good
- The Three Spires Medical Practice, Truro, Cornwall, Kernow: Good
- Welling Medical Practice, Bexley: Good
- Abbey Road Surgery, NHS East and North Hertfordshire: Requires improvement
- Beaufort Road Surgery, Dorset: Requires improvement
- Church Street Partnership, Nene: Requires improvement
- Dr Ashraf Bakhat, South Manchester: Requires improvement
- Dr BS Jassal’s Practice , NHS Hillingdon CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Datta & Partners, Nene: Requires improvement
- Dr Michael McKeown, NHS West London CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Satish C Pillarisetti, Dartford and Gravesham: Requires improvement
- Dr Yousri El-Gazzar, Central London: Requires improvement
- Hilton Road Surgery, NHS Leeds North CCG: Requires improvement
- Mauldeth Medical Centre, Oldham: Requires improvement
- Oaklands, NHS South Cheshire CCG: Requires improvement
- Park Lane Surgery, NHS East and North Hertfordshire: Requires improvement
- R Isaacson - The Surgery, NHS Barnet CCG: Requires improvement
- South Street Surgery, NHS East and North Hertfordshire: Requires improvement
- Southbourne Surgery, Dorset CCG: Requires improvement
- The Summitt Practice, NHS Newham: Requires improvement
- The Weaver Vale Surgery, Vale Royal CCG: Requires improvement
- Chatham Street Surgery, South Reading: Inadequate
- Dr Kiran Kunwar, NHS Hounslow CCG: Inadequate
- Dr N Essa & Dr M Harrold, South Reading: Inadequate
- Dr NHR Simpson's Practice, NHS West Leicestershire CCG: Inadequate
- Trent Valley Surgery, Lincolnshire West CCG: Inadequate
- Danbury Medical Centre , Mid Essex: focused inspection
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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.
* 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.