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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 66 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 66 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 52 practices to be Good, six to Require Improvement, one to be Outstanding and one to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Six reports were focused inspections which are not rated.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 401. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 112.
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:
- Mythe Medical Practice, Gloucestershire: Outstanding
- Ardingly Court Surgery, Brighton and Hove: Good
- Beaconsfield Road Surgery, Hastings and Rother: Good
- Carnewater Practice, Kernow: Good
- Central Surgery, East and North Hertfordshire: Good
- Cherry Medical Practice, Salford: Good
- City Health Practice Limited- Marfleet, Hull: Good
- Cranbrook Medical Centre, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon: Good
- Cressex Health Centre, Chiltern: Good
- Curzon Avenue Surgery, Enfield: Good
- Dr Ali & Partners, Birmingham CrossCity: Good
- Dr B. Bekas, Southend: Good
- Dr IK Babar, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale: Good
- Dr P Pal and Jemahl, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Dr P Rigby and Partners, Knowsley: Good
- Dr Philip West, North Hampshire: Good
- Dr Sarah Bond and partners, North Hampshire: Good
- Dr Stone & Partners, West Hampshire: Good
- Dr Tahir Kiyani, Waltham Forest: Good
- Dr Wignell and Partners, Oxfordshire: Good
- East Croydon Medical Centre, Croydon: Good
- Emmett Carr Surgery, North Derbyshire: Good
- Fernclough Surgery, North Manchester: Good
- Gorton Medical Centre, Central Manchester: Good
- Grovelands Medical Centre, Enfield: Good
- Island Health, Tower Hamlets: Good
- Keston Medical Practice, Croydon: Good
- Lakenheath Surgery, West Suffolk: Good
- Lathom Road Medical Centre, Newham: Good
- Leytonstone Medical Centre, Newham: Good
- Little Lever Health Centre, Bolton: Good
- LPS - The Surgery, Birmingham CrossCity: Good
- Morthen Road Group Practice, Rotherham: Good
- Park Avenue Medical Centre, Nene: Good
- Pennine Drive Practice, Barnet: Good
- Poplars Medical Practice, Wolverhampton: Good
- Queslett Medical Centre, Walsall: Good
- Sheffield City GP Health Centre, Sheffield: Good
- Silverlock Medical Centre, Southwark: Good
- Southcoates Medical Centre, Hull: Good
- St Ann's Medical Centre, Rotherham: Good
- St Johns Medical Centre, South West Lincolnshire: Good
- Thatched House Medical Centre, Waltham Forest: Good
- The Ivy Medical Group, Nottingham North and East: Good
- The New Queen Street Surgery, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Good
- The Sheepmarket Surgery, South Lincolnshire: Good
- The Surgery@Aylestone, Leicester City: Good
- The Weaver Vale Surgery, Vale Royal: Good
- Two Shires Medical Practice, East Leicestershire and Rutland: Good
- Walkden Gateway, Salford: Good
- Walkley House Medical Centre, Sheffield: Good
- Westleigh Medical Centre, Wigan Borough: Good
- Windermere Road Surgery, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale: Good
- East Park Medical Centre, Leeds South and East: Requires improvement
- Irlam Group Practice, Salford: Requires improvement
- Merton Surgery, Stoke on Trent: Requires improvement
- The Bermuda Practice Partnership, North Hampshire: Requires improvement
- The Roehampton Surgery, Wandsworth: Requires improvement
- The Taverham Partnership, Norwich: Requires improvement
- Daneshouse Medical Centre, East Lancashire: Inadequate
- Debenham Group Practice, Ipswich and East Suffolk: * Focused inspection
- Dr A T Fernandes and Partners, Croydon: * Focused inspection
- Dr Vijay Iyer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: * Focused inspection
- Grange Street Surgery, Herts Valleys: * Focused inspection
- Tower House Practice, Halton: * Focused inspection
- Undercliffe Surgery, North Kirklees: * Focused inspection
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- Last updated:
- 13 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.