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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 79 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 79 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 59 practices to be Good and nine to Require Improvement, five to be Outstanding and four to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Two reports were focused inspections which are not rated.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 149. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 36.
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 79 inspections are available.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Balmoral Surgery, NHS South Kent Coast CCG: Outstanding
- Bedlingtonshire Medical Group, NHS Northumberland CCG: Outstanding
- Corbett Medical Practice, NHS South Worcestershire CCG: Outstanding
- Drs Irwin, Goodwin and Fargnoli, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG: Outstanding
- Park Lane Surgery, NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG: Outstanding
- Ardingly CourtSurgery, NHS Brighton and Hove CCG: Good
- Aughton Surgery, NHS West Lancashire CCG: Good
- Bexley Medical Group, NHS Bexley CCG: Good
- Billingshurst Surgery, NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG: Good
- Block Lane Surgery, NHS Oldham CCG: Good
- Carcroft Doctors Group, NHS Doncaster CCG: Good
- Carnon Downs Surgery, NHS Kernow CCG: Good
- Catshill Village Surgery, NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG: Good
- Clerkenwell Medical Practice, NHS Islington CCG: Good
- Close Farm Surgery, NHS South Gloucestershire CCG: Good
- Coniston Medical Practice, NHS South Gloucestershire CCG: Good
- Cornishway Group Practice, NHS South Manchester CCG: Good
- Dearne Valley Group Practice, NHS Barnsley CCG: Good
- Dearne Valley Group Practice, NHS Barnsley CCG: Good
- Dr AK and N Atrey, NHS Wigan Borough CCG: Good
- Dr AM Lewis & Dr R M Patel, NHS West Leicestershire CCG: Good
- Dr B J McKenna & Partners, NHS Doncaster CCG: Good
- Dr Brown & Partners, NHS Doncaster CCG: Good
- Dr Cotterell and Partners, NHS Nene CCG: Good
- Dr D T Brazier & Dr D York, NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG: Good
- Dr Faisal Yunas, NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsular CCG: Good
- Dr Ian Allsebrook, NHS South West Lincolnshire CCG: Good
- Dr J. L. Tweedale and Partners, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG: Good
- Dr Mohan S Saini, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: Good
- Drs Cronk Newton and Tan, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG: Good
- Drs D. Seeley, H.C. Ash and K.A. Harris, NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG: Good
- Drs. Newbound, Humphris, Vautrey, Bearpark, Cunliffe, Chida, Hayes, Spencer, Hodgson & Fineberg, NHS Leeds North CCG: Good
- Fordbridge Medical Centre, NHS North West Surrey CCG: Good
- Guardian Medical Centre, NHS Warrington CCG: Good
- Guildhall Surgery Clare, NHS West Suffolk CCG: Good
- Hampton Health, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG: Good
- Harrold Medical Practice, NHS Bedfordshire CCG: Good
- Hoylake Road Medical Centre - A Ali, NHS Wirral CCG: Good
- Hungerford Surgery, NHS Newbury and District CCG: Good
- King Street Medical Centre, NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG: Good
- Kings Lane Medical Practice - Dr D Kershaw, NHS Wirral CCG: Good
- Kirkburton Health Centre, NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG: Good
- Martlesham Heath Surgery, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG: Good
- Morland Road Surgery, NHS Croydon CCG: Good
- Orchard Surgery, NHS South Norfolk CCG: Good
- Park House Medical Centre, NHS Brent CCG: Good
- Pickhurst Surgery, NHS Bromley CCG: Good
- Portland Medical Practice, NHS Walsall CCG: Good
- Purton Medical Practice, NHS Wiltshire CCG: Good
- Romney House Surgery, NHS Gloucestershire CCG: Good
- Rushey Green Group Practice, NHS Lewisham CCG: Good
- Sheet Street Surgery, NHS Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead CCG: Good
- South Lewisham Group Practice, NHS Lewisham CCG: Good
- St Martins Practice, NHS Leeds North CCG: Good
- St Nicholas Group Practice, NHS East Lancashire CCG: Good
- Stockton Heath Medical Centre, NHS Warrington CCG: Good
- The Albion Surgery, NHS Bexley CCG: Good
- The Kings Norton Surgery, NHS Birmingham South and Central CCG: Good
- The Surgery, NHS Ealing CCG: Good
- The Windmill Medical Practice, NHS Brent CCG: Good
- Torrington Health Centre, NHS Northern, Eastern and West Devon CCG: Good
- Tudor House Medical Practice, NHS Nottingham City CCG: Good
- Weeping Cross, NHS Stafford and Surrounds CCG: Good
- Wilmslow Health Centre, NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG: Good
- Brookfield Surgery, Valley Health Centre, NHS Rotherham CCG: Requires improvement
- Dormers Wells Medical Centre, NHS Ealing CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Ashraf Botros, NHS Ealing CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Dzung Nguyen, NHS North West Surrey CCG: Requires improvement
- Drs Vitty, Pfeiffer and Berni, NHS South Sefton CCG: Requires improvement
- Favell Plus Surgery, NHS Nene CCG: Requires improvement
- The Surgery - Dr Mangwana and Partners, NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG: Requires improvement
- Town Hall Surgery, NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG: Requires improvement
- Wimbledon Village Surgery, NHS Merton CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Anthony Christopher, NHS Wolverhampton CCG: Inadequate
- Droylsden Road Family Practice, NHS North Manchester CCG: Inadequate
- Northbourne Surgery, NHS Dorset CCG: Inadequate
- The Practice Loxford, NHS Redbridge CCG: Inadequate
- Brook Square Surgery, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG: Focused inspection *
- Bupa Centre - Newcastle, NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG: Focused inspection *
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- Last updated:
- 29 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.