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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 46 more GP practices
This week, CQC has published a further 46 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected by specialist teams of inspectors.
The Chief Inspector of General Practice has found another 32 GP practices to be Good, three to be Outstanding, six to require improvement and four to be inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission.
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. 87 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 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 46 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Barlby Surgery, Westminster: Outstanding
- Marysville Medical Practice, Shrophire CCG : Outstanding
- Stockwell Road Surgery, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG: Outstanding
- Aintree Park Group Practice, Liverpool: Good
- Bramham Medical Centre, Leeds North: Good
- Bridgeway Practice, Nottingham City : Good
- Cheveley Park Medical Centre, North Durham CCG: Good
- Clarendon Surgery, Manchester: Good
- Clay Lane Medical Centre, NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG: Good
- Dr King Stott and Pankhurst, NHS West London : Good
- Dr M L Swami, South Reading: Good
- Elvington Medical Practice, York CCG: Good
- Falcon Medical Group, Newcastle Gateshead CCG: Good
- Family Centre (Kirby) Limited, Knowsley: Good
- Fusehill Medical Centre, NHS Cumbria CCG: Good
- Garston and West Speke Health Centre, Liverpool: Good
- Gatley Group Practice, NHS Stockport CCG: Good
- Heatherbrook Surgery- RP and CK Archer, Leicester City : Good
- Hove Park Villas Surgery, Brighton and Hove CCG: Good
- Lavender Hill Group Practice, Wandsworth: Good
- Litherland Practice, South Sefton: Good
- Magdalen Medical Practice, NHS Norwich CCG: Good
- Mill Road Surgery, Sheffield: Good
- Moore Street Medical Centre, South Sefton CCG: Good
- Park Leys Medical Practice, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: Good
- PHGH Doctors, NHS Barnet CCG: Good
- Prospect Medical Practice, NHS West Norfolk CCG: Good
- Shirley Medical Centre, Croydon: Good
- South Ashford Medics, Ashford: Good
- St Keverne Health Centre, Kernow: Good
- Swanage Medical Practice, Dorset CCG: Good
- The Acorn Surgery, Southwark: Good
- The Bethesda Medical Centre, Thanet: Good
- The Swan Practice, Aylesbury Vale CCG : Good
- Victoria Road Surgery, NHS Birmingham Cross City: Good
- Aston Pride Community Health Centre, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: Requires improvement
- Botley Medical Centre, Oxford: Requires improvement
- Crouch Oak Family Practice, NHS North West Surrey CCG: Requires improvement
- Heene Road Surgery, Coastal West Sussex CCG: Requires improvement
- North Camp Surgery, NHS North East Hampshire & Farnham CCG: Requires improvement
- The Stanmore Medical Centre, NHS Harrow: Requires improvement
- Dr Binoy Kumar, Greater Preston : Inadequate
- Dr Julius Sodipo – Leigh Beck Surgery, Castle Point and Rochford : Inadequate
- Dr Safderali Lalji Datoo, NHS Barnet CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Srinivasan Subash Chandran, NHS Swale CCG: Inadequate
- * Bracknell Urgent Care Centre, Bracknell and Ascot CCG: Not rated
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
Please note that we publish separate press releases on the practices 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 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.