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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 72 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 72 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 58 practices to be Good, six to Require Improvement, one to be Outstanding and three 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 191. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 72.
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 just under 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 72 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Harleston Medical Practice, NHS South Norfolk CCG: Outstanding
- Dr Ehab Amin, NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG: Good
- Woodlands Park Surgery, NHS Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead CCG: Good
- Market Cross Surgery, NHS South West Lincolnshire CCG: Good
- The Orchard Surgery, NHS Dorset CCG: Good
- Moakes Medical Centre, NHS Luton CCG: Good
- The Old School Medical Practice, NHS Vale of York CCG: Good
- Neston Surgery, NHS West Cheshire CCG: Good
- Eskdaill Medical, NHS Nene CCG: Good
- Brockworth Surgery, NHS Gloucestershire CCG: Good
- Old Road West Surgery, NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG: Good
- Triangle Surgery, NHS Wandsworth CCG: Good
- London Road Surgery, NHS Bedfordshire CCG: Good
- Hurley GP Practice Lister, NHS Southwark CCG: Good
- Chacewater Health Centre, NHS Kernow CCG: Good
- Cornwall House Surgery, NHS Barnet CCG: Good
- Kingsbury Court Surgery, NHS Bedfordshire CCG: Good
- Allport Medical Centre - H Walton, NHS Wirral CCG: Good
- Layton Medical Centre, NHS Blackpool CCG: Good
- Dr VMM Blackburn & Partners, NHS Gloucestershire CCG: Good
- Miller Street Surgery, NHS North Staffordshire CCG: Good
- Knights Surgery, NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG: Good
- Dr Marilyn Graham, NHS Croydon CCG: Good
- Drs Ross, Mason, Champaneri, Mason, Hardaker & Limaye, NHS Leeds West CCG: Good
- Orchard Surgery, NHS West Leicestershire CCG: Good
- Prestwood Road West Surgery, NHS Wolverhampton CCG: Good
- The Firs, NHS Waltham Forest CCG: Good
- King's College Health Centre, NHS Central London (Westminster) CCG: Good
- Ashdown Forest Health Centre, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG: Good
- Drs A E Williams, D De Rosa & A N Koodaruth, NHS Wolverhampton CCG: Good
- Rosehill Surgery, NHS East Lancashire CCG: Good
- The Surgery-Pelton, NHS North Durham CCG: Good
- The Broadway Surgery, NHS Redbridge CCG: Good
- The Limes Medical Practice, NHS Salford CCG: Good
- St Ann's Medical Centre, NHS Rotherham CCG: Good
- The Bloomsbury Surgery, NHS Camden CCG: Good
- Dr N Nagpal's Practice, NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG: Good
- Parkside Medical Practice, NHS Nottingham City CCG: Good
- Talbot Medical Centre, NHS Dorset CCG: Good
- Burford Surgery, NHS Oxfordshire CCG: Good
- Avenue Medical Practice, NHS Sheffield CCG: Good
- Elmbank Surgery, NHS Ealing CCG: Good
- Dr Somesh Chander, NHS South Tyneside CCG: Good
- The Surgery, NHS South Tyneside CCG: Good
- Dr Alistair (Medical Services) Limited, NHS Wigan Borough CCG: Good
- Dr Nadarajah Sivananthan, NHS Gloucestershire CCG: Good
- Dr Khashayar Ghaharian, NHS Nottingham City CCG: Good
- Dr Srinivasan Subash Chandran, NHS Swale CCG: Good
- Mount Pleasant Medical Centre, NHS North Kirklees CCG: Good
- Earlsheaton Medical Centre, NHS North Kirklees CCG: Good
- Pewsey Surgery, NHS Wiltshire CCG: Good
- Sunray Surgery, NHS Kingston CCG: Good
- Whyburn Medical Practice, NHS Nottingham North and East CCG: Good
- Barton Family Practice, NHS East Staffordshire CCG: Good
- Downlands Medical Centre, NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG: Good
- Marton Medical Practice, NHS Blackpool CCG: Good
- Tame Valley Medical Centre, NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG: Good
- Endless Street Doctors' Surgery, NHS Wiltshire CCG: Good
- Benfleet Surgery, NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG: Good
- Walmsley - Crompton Health Centre, NHS Bolton CCG: Requires improvement
- Yew Tree Healthy Living Centre, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: Requires improvement
- Binfield Road Surgery, NHS Lambeth CCG: Requires improvement
- The Practice Whitehawk Road, NHS Brighton and Hove CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Abid Hussain, NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG: Requires improvement
- Wells Park Practice, NHS Lewisham CCG: Requires improvement
- Heathway Medical Centre, NHS Barking and Dagenham CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Swaminathan Ravi, NHS Barnsley CCG: Inadequate
- The Sollershott Surgery, NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG: Inadequate
- Wychwood Surgery, NHS Oxfordshire CCG: Not formally rated
- London Road Surgery, NHS South Reading CCG: Not formally rated
- Dr Somendra Lal Ghose, NHS Liverpool CCG: Not formally rated
- Thistlemoor Road Surgery, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG: Not formally rated
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
Please note that we issue separate press releases on the practices 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 and practice nurses 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.
In July 2015 CQC launched a new online toolkit for GPs, featuring examples of outstanding practice that inspectors have found in GP surgeries across England. The toolkit, at www.cqc.org.uk/outstandingprimarycare, intends to provide real-world, illustrative examples of high quality general practice that other providers can refer to.