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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 42 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 42 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 26 practices to be Good, six to Require Improvement, one to be Outstanding and four to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Five reports were focused inspections which are not rated.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 399. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 105.
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said:
“After reporting on nearly 7,000 inspections we have found that most care is good – with over 300 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.
“However, we still see evidence of too much poor care. Since we began inspecting GP practices in October 2014 we have found over 200 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.”
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Cape Hill Medical Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Outstanding
- Brigstock Family Practice, Croydon: Good
- Brinsworth & Whiston Medical Centres, Rotherham: Good
- Bryn Cross Surgery, Wigan Borough: Good
- Bunbury Medical Practice, South Cheshire: Good
- Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre, Somerset: Good
- Clapham Junction Medical Practice, Wandsworth: Good
- Dr Amanullah Shamsher Khan, Walsall: Good
- Dr Johnston & Partners, Cumbria: Good
- Dr Mathew K L Chang, Newham: Good
- Dr Nisar- Ul Haque, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Dr Raja Segar Ramachandram, Birmingham CrossCity: Good
- Dr S Johal & Partner, Hillingdon: Good
- Drs Burgess, Jones & Stone, South Lincolnshire: Good
- Eldon Road Surgery, South Reading: Good
- Grasmere Surgery, Wigan Borough: Good
- Hardwicke House, West Suffolk: Good
- Hatherleigh Medical Centre, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon: Good
- Hillsprings Health and Wellbeing Centre, Cannock Chase: Good
- Lockwood GP Surgery, Fylde & Wyre: Good
- Moseley Avenue Surgery, Coventry and Rugby: Good
- Needham Market Country Practice, Ipswich and East Suffolk: Good
- Somerton House Surgery, Bath and North East Somerset: Good
- Sydenham Green Group Practice, Lewisham: Good
- The Practice Beaumont Leys, Leicester City: Good
- Wells Park Practice, Lewisham: Good
- West Somerset Healthcare, Somerset: Good
- Boundary House Surgery, Bracknell and Ascot: Requires improvement
- Central Dales Practice, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby: Requires improvement
- Dr Bhikhu Pattni, Birmingham CrossCity: Requires improvement
- Dr Hazim Ahmad, North East Essex: Requires improvement
- The Grange, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Requires improvement
- Vicarage Road Medical Centre, Waltham Forest: Requires improvement
- Dr Kandasamy Sundaram, Redbridge: Inadequate
- Dr SKS Swedan & Partner, Newham: Inadequate
- The Willows Medical Practice, Redbridge: Inadequate
- Willesborough Health Centre, Ashford: Inadequate
- Bartlemas Surgery, Oxfordshire: Focused inspection*
- Hollow Way Medical Centre, Oxfordshire: Focused inspection*
- Norbury Health Centre 2, Croydon: Focused inspection*
- Northway Medical Centre, Dudley: Focused inspection*
- South Reading Surgery, South Reading: Focused inspection*
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
We issue separate press releases on the services rated Outstanding and 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, 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).
Providers must 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.