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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 52 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 52 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 40 practices to be Good, three to Require Improvement and two to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Seven reports were focused inspections which are not rated.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 400. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 111.
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said:
“We have now published reports on all GP comprehensive inspections from the first round of our programme and we have found that most care is good – with over 400 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 inspections are available online at:
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Bower Mount Medical Practice, West Kent: Good
- Brace Street Health Centre, Walsall: Good
- Church Farm Surgery, Ipswich and East Suffolk: Good
- Cockfosters Medical Centre, Enfield: Good
- Conner and Partners, Castle Point and Rochford: Good
- Deepcar Medical Centre, Sheffield: Good
- Dr A Bansal Practice, Thurrock: Good
- Dr A F Cooper & Partners, Lockswood Surgery , Fareham and Gosport: Good
- Dr AK Sinha's Medical Practice, Stoke on Trent: Good
- Dr H Singh & Partners, North Staffordshire: Good
- Dr NHR Simpson's Practice , West Leicestershire: Good
- Dr Olajide Ijaola, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula: Good
- Dr Patrick Morant, Lewisham: Good
- Dr R Miarkowski and Partners, Horsham and Mid Sussex: Good
- Dr SN Ramamoorthy's Practice , Liverpool: Good
- Elm Lodge Surgery, Southwark: Good
- Green Wrythe Surgery , Sutton: Good
- Hadlow Medical Centre, West Kent: Good
- Herbert Avenue , Dorset: Good
- Kingsbridge Medical Centre, North Staffordshire: Good
- Kington Medical Practice, Herefordshire: Good
- Lane End Medical Group , Barnet: Good
- Manor Practice , Sutton: Good
- Mauldeth Medical Centre, South Manchester: Good
- Monteagle Surgery , North East Hampshire and Farnham: Good
- Old Parsonage, West Kent: Good
- Park Medical Centre, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Good
- Preston Hill Surgery, Brent: Good
- Rusthall Medical Centre, West Kent: Good
- The Birches Medical Centre, Bury: Good
- The Derry Downs Surgery, Bromley: Good
- The Medical Centre - Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire: Good
- The Park Surgery, East Riding of Yorkshire: Good
- The Peel Medical Practice, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula: Good
- The Quintin Medical Practice, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford: Good
- The Shaikh Partnership, Hull: Good
- West Wirral Group Practice - AR Johnston, Wirral: Good
- Whitchurch Surgery , West Hampshire: Good
- Woolpit Health Centre, West Suffolk: Good
- Woosehill Medical Centre , Wokingham: Good
- Broadstairs Medical Practice, Thanet: Requires improvement
- Dr Nagendra Kumar Gupta, Havering: Requires improvement
- High Street Surgery, South Kent Coast: Requires improvement
- Crossroads Medical Practice , Lincolnshire West: Inadequate
- The Beggarwood Surgery , North Hampshire: Inadequate
- Dr Abul Kashem Mohammed Zakaria, Newham: * Focused inspection
- Dr Akester and Partners, Harrogate and Rural District: * Focused inspection
- Dr Gokaraju Arunaprasad, Wakefield: * Focused inspection
- Dr Haffizullah Bhat, North Kirklees: * Focused inspection
- Gravel Hill Surgery, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula: * Focused inspection
- North House Surgery, Harrogate and Rural District: * Focused inspection
- The Charlbury Medical Centre, Oxfordshire: * Focused inspection
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- Last updated:
- 06 June 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.