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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 55 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 55 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, one to be Outstanding and seven to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Four 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 108.
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.”
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Moretonhampstead Health Centre, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon: Outstanding
- Ashton GP Service, Tameside and Glossop: Good
- Belle Vale Medical Practice, Liverpool: Good
- Branksomewood Health Centre, North East Hampshire and Farnham: Good
- Bridge Practice, North West Surrey: Good
- Church Hill Surgery, South Norfolk: Good
- Cumberland House, Stafford and Surrounds: Good
- Deneside Medical Centre, Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield: Good
- Dormers Wells Medical Centre, Ealing: Good
- Dr Helen Osborn, Wiltshire: Good
- Dr Howard Daitz, Enfield: Good
- Dr John Davies, Barnsley: Good
- Dr Simria Tanvir, Hillingdon: Good
- Dr Srinivas Rao Dasari and Dr Raveendra Katamaneni, Birmingham CrossCity: Good
- Dr Thusitha Gooneratne, Croydon: Good
- Dr. Jeyanathan and partners, Lewisham: Good
- Drs Shah & Talpur, Stoke on Trent: Good
- Drs Swoffer and Hoshyar, South Kent Coast: Good
- Eastham Group Practice - KJ Bush, Wirral: Good
- Elmbank Surgery, Ealing: Good
- Enderby Medical Centre, East Leicestershire and Rutland: Good
- Featherstone Road Surgery, Ealing: Good
- HT Practice, Tameside and Glossop: Good
- Newtown Surgery, Halton: Good
- Penkridge Medical Practice, Stafford and Surrounds: Good
- Quay Lane Surgery, Kernow: Good
- Sabden & Whalley Medical Group, East Lancashire: Good
- Shepherds Bush Medical Centre, Hammersmith and Fulham: Good
- South Brent Health Centre, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon: Good
- Southview Park Surgery, Basildon and Brentwood: Good
- St Albans Medical Centre, Kingston: Good
- St James Medical Practice Limited, Waltham Forest: Good
- Stanley Medical Centre, Liverpool: Good
- The Family Practice, Blackburn with Darwen: Good
- The Health Centre, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead: Good
- The Lyndhurst Surgery, Waltham Forest: Good
- The Orchard Partnership, The Old Orchard Surgery, Wiltshire: Good
- The Pike Practice, Tameside and Glossop: Good
- Trafford Health Centre, Trafford: Good
- Waterhouses Medical Practice, North Staffordshire: Good
- Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice, Cumbria: Good
- Dr Tony Nasah, Basildon and Brentwood: Requires improvement
- Dunstan Village Group Practice, Liverpool: Requires improvement
- Five Elms Medical Practice, Barking and Dagenham: Requires improvement
- Dr Hafiz Rehman, Greater Huddersfield: Inadequate
- Dr Surendra Kumar Dhariwal, Newham: Inadequate
- Dr Yogesh Amin, South Kent Coast: Inadequate
- Heaton Norris Health Centre 2, Stockport: Inadequate
- Silver Springs Medical Practice, Hastings and Rother: Inadequate
- The Family Practice, North West Surrey: Inadequate
- Two Steeples Medical Centre, East Leicestershire and Rutland: Inadequate
- Clement Road Medical Practice, Dudley: Focused inspection*
- Elmham Surgery, South Norfolk: Focused inspection*
- Stockton Heath Medical Centre, Warrington: Focused inspection*
- The Hollies Surgery, Castle Point and Rochford: Focused inspection*
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- Last updated:
- 30 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.