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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 81 more GP practices
This week, CQC has published a further 81 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 GP practices to be Good, five to be Outstanding, 12 to Require Improvement and four to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. One report was a focused inspections which are not rated.
One GP practice had demonstrated sufficient improvements for their overall rating to change from Requires Improvement to Good and another exited Special Measures and received a new rating of Requires Improvement.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 127. 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 82 inspections are available on this website
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Arden Medical Centre, Solihull CCG: Outstanding
- Dr Monella and Partners, NHS Surrey Downs CCG: Outstanding
- Giltbrook Surgery, Nottingham North & East CCG: Outstanding
- Providence Surgery, NHS Dorset CCG : Outstanding
- The Castle Medical Group, NHS East Lancashire CCG: Outstanding
- Abington Park Surgery, Nene: Good
- Ampthill Practice, Camden: Good
- Ashburton Surgery, NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG: Good
- Bampton Surgery, NEW Devon: Good
- Birches Head Medical Centre, NHS Stoke on Trent CCG: Good
- Blyth's Meadow Surgery, NHS North East Essex: Good
- Bradworthy Surgery, NEW Devon: Good
- **Budshead Medical Practice, NEW Devon: Good
- Bunnyhill Customer Services & Primary Care Centre, NHS Sunderland CCG: Good
- Deerness Park Medical Group, NHS Sunderland CCG: Good
- Dr A J Wills & Partners, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough: Good
- Dr Ajaz Nabi, NHS Slough CCG: Good
- Dr AS Coutts and Partners, NHS Birmingham CrossCity: Good
- Dr Burscough & Partners , NHS North Lincolnshire CCG : Good
- Dr Catherine Louise Leach , NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG: Good
- Dr KK Abraham & Dr J Joseph, NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG: Good
- Dr M A Hossain & Partners, NHS South Kent Coast CCG: Good
- Dr R Chibber's Practice, NHS Barking & Dagenham CCG: Good
- Dr R Gupta & Dr H Parikh, NHS Wakefield CCG: Good
- Dr Reshma Rasheed, Basildon and Brentwood: Good
- Dr Saira Zaman, Wigan Borough: Good
- Dr Salako and Dr Adenaike, Basildon and Brentwood: Good
- Dr Tiley and Partners, NHS Shropshire CCG: Good
- Dr Winter-Barker, Roberts, Stonehouse, O’Sullivan and Mr Eddy, Cumbria: Good
- Drs Teo and Partners, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG: Good
- Ecclesfield Group Practice, NHS Sheffield CCG: Good
- Elm Surgery, NEW Devon: Good
- Fountains Medical Practice, Cheshire West and Chester: Good
- Greasbrough Medical Centre, CCG – NHS Rotherham : Good
- Great Witley Surgery, NHS South Worcestershire CCG: Good
- Hanscombe House Surgery, NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG: Good
- Herrington Medical Centre, NHS Sunderland CCG: Good
- Holycroft Surgery, NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG: Good
- Little London Surgery, Walsall : Good
- Millfield Medical Group, Sunderland: Good
- Moss Grove Surgery - Kingswinford, Dudley CCG: Good
- Mrs Suhasini Nirgude, NHS South Reading CCG : Good
- New Green Surgery, NHS Hull CCG: Good
- North Shore Surgery, NHS Blackpool CCG: Good
- Oakwood Surgery, NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG: Good
- Old Farm Surgery, NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG: Good
- Orchard Medical Centre, NHS West Kent CCG: Good
- Penntorr Health, NHS Kernow CCG: Good
- Quinborne Medical Practice, NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG: Good
- Quinton Family Practice, Birmingham Cross City: Good
- Regents Park Practice, Camden: Good
- Rush Hill Surgery , NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG: Good
- Shadbolt Park House Surgery , NHS Surrey Downs CCG: Good
- Sheringham Medical Practice, NHS North Norfolk CCG: Good
- Southway Surgery, NHS Northern Eastern and Western Devon CCG: Good
- The Key Medical Practice, NHS Oxfordshire CCG: Good
- The Koh Practice, Hartlepool and Stockton: Good
- The Queens Road Partnership, Lewisham: Good
- The Ross Practice, West Essex: Good
- The Steven Shackman Practice, Hillingdon: Good
- Toddington Medical Centre , Bedfordshire : Good
- Wareham Surgery, CCG Dorset: Good
- Western Road Medical Centre, NHS Havering CCG: Good
- Westongrove Partnership - Wendover Health Centre , Aylesbury Vale CCG: Good
- Dr Agha and Siddique , Southend on Sea: Requires improvement
- Dr Amos Ramon, Lincolnshire East CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Lester and Partners, Castle Point & Rochford: Requires improvement
- Dr Manickam Murugan, NHS Cannock Chase CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Nazeer Ahmed, Westminster: Requires improvement
- Dr Stephen Hilton, NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG: Requires improvement
- **Dr Steven Nimmo, NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG: Requires improvement
- Sherwood Rise Medical Centre, Nottingham City: Requires improvement
- The Old Forge Surgery, Sunderland: Requires improvement
- The Robins Surgery, NHS Havering CCG: Requires improvement
- West One Surgery, NHS Somerset CCG: Requires improvement
- Yalding Surgery, NHS West Kent CCG: Requires improvement
- Dipple Surgery, NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Bijendra Narayn Singh, NHS Medway CCG: Inadequate
- Fronks Road Surgery, NHS North East Essex: Inadequate
- Sparkhill Surgery, NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG: Inadequate
- Polkyth Surgery, Kernow: 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.
** Budshead Medical Practice was previously rated Requires Improvement. Inspectors found significant improvements when they last inspected the services, resulting in a new rating of Good. Dr Steven Nimmo exited Special Measures and received a new rating of Requires Improvement.
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).
Since 1 April, providers have been 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.