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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 80 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 80 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 64 practices to be Good and 11 to Require Improvement, two to be Outstanding and two to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. One reports was a focused inspection which are not rated.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 169. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 49.
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 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 80 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Dr S D Milligan & Dr H M Lovatt, Cumbria: Outstanding
- Rolle Medical Partnership, Northern, Eastern and West Devon: Outstanding
- Amwell Group Practice, Islington: Good
- Arnold Medical Centre, Blackpool: Good
- Avisford Medical Group, Coastal West Sussex: Good
- Bell House Medical Centre, Luton: Good
- Briercliffe Surgery, East Lancashire: Good
- Briton Street GP Surgery, Leicester City: Good
- Captain French Surgery, Cumbria: Good
- Central Surgery, East and North Hertfordshire: Good
- Cherrymead Surgery, Chiltern: Good
- Cornerways Surgery, Coastal West Sussex: Good
- Cowfold Medical Group, Horsham and Mid Sussex: Good
- Dr Burke and Partners, Oxfordshire: Good
- Dr Dipak Vidhu Shah's Practice, Luton: Good
- Dr Gladstone Bello, East Lancashire: Good
- Dr Hazem Lloyd, Stockport: Good
- Dr Lawrence and partners, Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley: Good
- Dr Noble Phillips, Nottingham City: Good
- Dr Pattara and Dr Raja, Thurrock: Good
- Dr RW Lawrence and Dr NJ Chawda, West Leicestershire: Good
- Dr Stockton & Dr Thompson, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale: Good
- Elmham Surgery, South Norfolk: Good
- Fishermead Medical Centre, Milton Keynes: Good
- Forest Practice, Nottingham City: Good
- Harrold Medical Practice, Bedfordshire: Good
- Heathfielde Medical Centre, Barnet: Good
- Higham Ferrers Surgery, Nene: Good
- Highgate Group Practice, Haringey: Good
- Kingsthorpe Medical Centre, Nene: Good
- Kingston Health (Hull), Hull: Good
- Larkside Practice, Luton: Good
- Limes Medical Centre, Southern Derbyshire: Good
- Lockwood Surgery, Greater Huddersfield: Good
- Martonside Medical Centre, South Tees: Good
- Mather Avenue Surgery, Liverpool: Good
- Mount Group Practice, Doncaster: Good
- New Court Surgery, Wiltshire: Good
- Oakfield Surgery, West Suffolk: Good
- Peverell Park Surgery, Northern, Eastern and West Devon: Good
- Poole Road Medical Centre, Dorset: Good
- Richmond Lock Surgery - Smith, Richmond: Good
- Rush Hill Surgery, Bath and North East Somerset: Good
- Severn Fields Medical Practice, Shropshire: Good
- Sharnbrook Surgery, Bedfordshire: Good
- Stanley Corner Medical Centre, Brent: Good
- Sterndale Surgery, Hammersmith and Fulham: Good
- Temple House Practice, Bath and North East Somerset: Good
- The Alice Medical Centre, Nottingham City: Good
- The Blithehale Medical Centre, Tower Hamlets: Good
- The Cedars Surgery, South Kent Coast: Good
- The Centre Surgery, West Leicestershire: Good
- The Clayton Medical Centre, East Lancashire: Good
- The Dow Surgery, Redditch and Bromsgrove: Good
- The Family Surgery, Bromley: Good
- The Forge Surgery, Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley: Good
- The Hawthorns Surgery, East Surrey: Good
- The Jersey Practice Limited, Hounslow: Good
- The Red House Surgery, Milton Keynes: Good
- The Spitalfields Practice, Tower Hamlets: Good
- Tolsey Surgery, Wiltshire: Good
- Valley View Surgery, Bradford City: Good
- Ventnor Medical Centre, Isle of Wight: Good
- West Walk Surgery, South Gloucestershire: Good
- Windmill Medical Practice, Tameside and Glossop: Good
- Woodlands Medical Practice, Oldham: Good
- Cromwell Medical Centre, East and North Hertfordshire: Requires improvement
- Dr Azim Khan, Nottingham North and East: Requires improvement
- Dr Walters and Partners, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby: Requires improvement
- Dr WJ Degun's Practice, Basildon and Brentwood: Requires improvement
- Longfield Medical Centre, Mid Essex: Requires improvement
- Melbourne Road Health Centre - R Kapur, Leicester City: Requires improvement
- Mere Surgery, Wiltshire: Requires improvement
- Parkside Family Practice, South Reading: Requires improvement
- Pelham Medical Practice, Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley: Requires improvement
- Stonecroft Medical Centre, Sheffield: Requires improvement
- Whitburn Surgery, South Tyneside: Requires improvement
- Dr AM Deshpande & Dr P Gurjar Practice, Thurrock: Inadequate
- Sparkhill Surgery, Birmingham South and Central: Inadequate
- The Norwich Road Surgery, Ipswich and East Suffolk: 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.