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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 49 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 49 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 33 practices to be Good, 11 to Require Improvement, two were Outstanding and two to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. One report was a focused inspection which are not rated.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 253. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 93.
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said:
“After reporting on more than 6,000 inspections we have found that most care is good – with over 200 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.”
Full reports on all 49 inspections are available.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Collingwood Surgery, North Tyneside: Outstanding
- Dr Abraham Thomas, Walsall: Outstanding
- Barking Medical Group Practice, Barking and Dagenham: Good
- Brooke Road Surgery, City and Hackney: Good
- Castle Street Medical Centre, Hardwick: Good
- Church Road Surgery, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Crown Medical Centre, Bromley: Good
- Donnington Medical Partnership, Oxfordshire: Good
- Dr George Ahad, Chorley and South Ribble: Good
- Dr R Withers & Partners, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Good
- Dr Rajesh Kapur, East Leicestershire and Rutland: Good
- Dr V Chawla's practice, Hardwick: Good
- Drs Adey and Dancy, West Cheshire: Good
- Drs Hiles, Greening, Gorajala & Flowers, Greater Preston: Good
- Drs Lesser, Giblin & Piccaver, West Suffolk: Good
- Fell Tower Medical Centre, Newcastle Gateshead: Good
- Freeman Clinics Limited, Newcastle Gateshead: Good
- Grove Medical Centre, Lewisham: Good
- Heaton Mersey Medical Practice, Stockport: Good
- Hughenden Valley Surgery, Chiltern: Good
- James Wigg Group Practice, Camden: Good
- Kingsmead Healthcare, City and Hackney: Good
- Lindum Medical Practice, Lincolnshire West: Good
- Meadow View Surgery, Ealing: Good
- Merepark Medical Centre, South Cheshire: Good
- Oakeswell Health Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Roman Road Health Centre, Blackburn with Darwen: Good
- St Hilary Group Practice, Wirral: Good
- The Cranborne Practice, Dorset: Good
- The Wharf Family Practice, Walsall: Good
- Trafford Health Centre, Trafford: Good
- Village Surgery, Kingston: Good
- Washingborough Surgery, Lincolnshire West: Good
- West Green Surgery, Haringey: Good
- Whyburn Medical Practice, Nottingham North and East: Good
- Croston Medical Centre, Chorley and South Ribble: Requires improvement
- Darlaston Medical Centre Dr Ali and Dr Syed Surgery, Walsall: Requires improvement
- Dr Ahsanulhaq Goni, Rotherham: Requires improvement
- Dr D A Williams & Partners, Mid Essex: Requires improvement
- Dr Daya Nand Das, Wigan Borough: Requires improvement
- Dr Helen Osborn, Wiltshire: Requires improvement
- Dr Kanjana Paramanathan, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Requires improvement
- Dr Safderali Lalji Datoo, Barnet: Requires improvement
- Green Man Medical Centre, Waltham Forest: Requires improvement
- Harden Surgery, Walsall: Requires improvement
- St Albans Medical Centre, Kingston: Requires improvement
- Dr George & Partner, Southend: Inadequate
- Orchard Surgery - St Ives, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Inadequate
- 3Well Ltd - Botolph Bridge, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 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.