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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 58 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 58 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 45 GP practices to be Good, two to be Outstanding, seven to be Requires Improvement and three to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. One report was a focused inspection which is not rated.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 132. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 33.
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said:
“After more than 3,000 inspections we have found that most care is good – with over 100 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.
“There is still too much poor care. Since we began inspecting GP practices in October 2014 we have found over 100 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 58 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Drs Rees and Lefroy, NHS Stoke on Trent CCG: Outstanding
- Norwood Medical Centre, NHS Cumbria CCG: Outstanding
- Abbeyslade PMS - Dr Chand, NHS Greenwich CCG: Good
- Ampleforth Surgery, NHS Vale of York CCG: Good
- Burney Street PMS, NHS Greenwich CCG: Good
- Caversham Group Practice, NHS Camden CCG: Good
- Coquet Medical Group, NHS Northumberland CCG: Good
- Corbin Avenue Surgery, NHS Dorset CCG: Good
- Daleham Gardens Health Centre, NHS Camden CCG: Good
- Derby Road Group Practice, NHS Portsmouth CCG: Good
- Dr BB Jas Practice, NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG: Good
- Dr Biju Kuriakose, NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG: Good
- Dr CAM Brennan and Partners, NHS Sutton CCG: Good
- Dr Chau & Partners, NHS Bracknell and Ascot CCG: Good
- Dr CIW Buckley and Partners, NHS Gloucestershire CCG: Good
- Dr David Mackenzie Bush, NHS Wolverhampton CCG: Good
- Dr JM Longley and Partners, NHS Sutton CCG: Good
- Dr Sukhdeep Singh Gujral, NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG: Good
- Frithwood Surgery, NHS Gloucestershire CCG: Good
- Glenlyn Medical Centre, NHS Surrey Downs CCG: Good
- Gordon Street Medical Centre, NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG: Good
- Graham Road Surgery, NHS North Somerset CCG: Good
- Grenoside Surgery, NHS Sheffield CCG: Good
- Heswall and Pensby Group Practice, NHS Wirral CCG: Good
- High Street Surgery, NHS Cannock Chase CCG: Good
- Holbrooks Health Team, NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG: Good
- Irwell Medical Practice, NHS East Lancashire CCG: Good
- Keighley Road Surgery, NHS Calderdale CCG: Good
- Leadgate Surgery, NHS North Durham CCG: Good
- Leicester Road, NHS Warwickshire North CCG: Good
- Lower Broughton Medical Practice 3, NHS Salford CCG: Good
- Maylands Health Care, NHS Havering CCG: Good
- Moreton Health Clinic - J Wright, NHS Wirral CCG: Good
- Rahman Practice, NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG: Good
- Rushbottom Lane Surgery, NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG: Good
- Stockport Medical Group, NHS Stockport CCG: Good
- Stockwood Medical Centre, NHS Bristol CCG: Good
- Surbiton Health Centre, NHS Kingston CCG: Good
- The Abbey Medical Group, NHS Newark & Sherwood CCG: Good
- The Chaucer Surgery, NHS Warwickshire North CCG: Good
- The Delamere Practice, NHS South Cheshire CCG: Good
- The Fryent Way Surgery, NHS Brent CCG: Good
- The Oakley Surgery, NHS Luton CCG: Good
- The Old School Medical Practice, NHS Vale of York CCG: Good
- The Willesden Medical Centre, NHS Brent CCG: Good
- Westfield Medical Centre, NHS Leeds North CCG: Good
- Yeadon Tarn Medical Practice, NHS Leeds North CCG: Good
- Dr Butler & Partners, NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Lionel Dean, NHS South Reading CCG: Requires improvement
- Irlam Group Practice, NHS Salford CCG: Requires improvement
- Riverhouse Medical Practice, NHS Merton CCG: Requires improvement
- The Dove Medical Practice, NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG: Requires improvement
- The Manor Practice, NHS Waltham Forest CCG: Requires improvement
- Worle Medical Practice, NHS North Somerset CCG: Requires improvement
- Ambar Medical Centre, NHS Walsall CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Kiran Kunwar, NHS Hounslow CCG: Inadequate
- New Invention Health Centre, NHS Walsall CCG: Inadequate
- Stovell House Surgery, NHS Croydon CCG: Focused inspection*
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
Please note that 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 are 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.