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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 86 more GP practices
This week, CQC has published a further 86 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 65 GP practices to be Good, three to be Outstanding, eleven to Require Improvement and seven to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. In addition, two GP Out-of-Hours services have been rated Good. The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 114.
Of these, one GP practice had demonstrated some improvements for their overall rating to change; one practice previously rated Inadequate, has since been rated Requires Improvement.
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 86 inspections are available on this website
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Dr Castle & Partners, Sole Bay Health Centre, NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG: Outstanding
- Dr Michael John Heber, NHS West Kent CCG: Outstanding
- Dr Weir & Partners, NHS Gloucestershire CCG: Outstanding
- Alexandra Surgery, NHS Merton CCG: Good
- Appleton Village Surgery, CCG Halton: Good
- Blake House Surgery, NEW Devon: Good
- Brig Royd Surgery, Calderdale CCG: Good
- Cam and Uley Family Practice, Somerset: Good
- Cavendish Medical Centre - JA Melville, Wirral CCG: Good
- Church Street Surgery, NHS Wolverhampton CCG : Good
- City Health Care Partnership CIC - Newington Health Centre, NHS Hull CCG: Good
- Cottenham Surgery, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG: Good
- Dr Andrew Garrod, Kernow: Good
- Dr C Barker and Partners, NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG: Good
- Dr Christopher Bark, Westminster: Good
- Dr D Y Patwala and Dr N Mugerwa, NHS Wirral CCG: Good
- Dr Gary O’Hare and Dr Sharon Chapelhow, Halton CCG: Good
- Dr Irlam and partners, NHS Southend on Sea CCG : Good
- Dr JA Sutherland's Practice, NHS North Derbyshire CCG: Good
- Dr Keith T Tattum, NHS Stoke on Trent CCG: Good
- Dr Lort & Partners, NHS West Essex CCG: Good
- Dr Nagle and Partners, NHS Southend on Sea CCG : Good
- Dr R N Barnett and Partners, Liverpool CCG: Good
- Dr Shirley Tinnion and Partners, NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG: Good
- Dr Sohan Lal Vashisht, NHS Southend on Sea CCG : Good
- Dr Sunil Maiti, NHS East Lancashire CCG: Good
- Drs Abbatt, Coghill and Wade, Nene: Good
- Drs D'Arifat, Elislam, Wan & Saroha, NHS Wigan Borough CCG: Good
- Drs Edwards Green and Broadbelt - Vittoria Medical Centre, Wirral CCG: Good
- Drs Macdonald, Guinan, Charles-Jones & Anderson, Cheshire West and Chester: Good
- Earlston Medical Centre, Wirral : Good
- Estover Surgery, NEW Devon: Good
- Faversham Medical Practice, NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG: Good
- Fiske and Partners, Liverpool CCG: Good
- Fitzrovia Medical Centre, NHS Camden CCG: Good
- Fountain Medical Centre, Newark and Sherwood: Good
- Francis Grove Surgery, Merton: Good
- Gateacre Brow Surgery, Liverpool CCG: Good
- Herts Urgent Care OOH, North and East Herts CCG: Good
- High Street Practice, Barnsley: Good
- Highlands Surgery, NHS Southend on Sea CCG : Good
- Islip Surgery , NHS Oxfordshire CCG: Good
- Lansdowne Surgery, NHS Wiltshire CCG: Good
- Lapal Medical Practice, Dudley CCG: Good
- North Beverley Medical Centre, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG: Good
- North Thoresby Practice, Lincolnshire East CCG: Good
- Pasley Road Health Centre - G Singh , NHS Leicester City CCG: Good
- Priory Avenue Surgery, North and West Reading CCG: Good
- Rectory Meadow Surgery , Chiltern CCG : Good
- Rendcomb Surgery, NHS Gloucestershire CCG: Good
- Salford Health Matters Community Interest Company, Salford CCG: Good
- Salford Health Matters Homeless service, Salford: Good
- Salford Health Matters Little Hulton, Salford: Good
- Salford Medical - 2, Salford CCG: Good
- Seaton and Colyton Medical Practice, NEW Devon: Outstanding
- South Oxford Health Centre, NHS Oxfordshire CCG: Good
- St Werburgh's Medical Practice for the Homeless, Cheshire West and Chester: Good
- The Downland Practice, Newbury & District CCG : Good
- The Golden Brook Practice, Erewash: Good
- The Limes Medical Practice, Dudley CCG: Good
- The Medical Centre, NHS Kernow CCG: Good
- The Parks Medical Centre - B Hainsworth, Leicester City: Good
- The Tile House Partnership, Basildon and Brentwood: Good
- Thornbury Medical Practice , NHS Bradford Districts CCG: Good
- Tower House Practice, Halton CCG: Good
- Wadhurst Medical Group, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG: Good
- Waterside Medical Practice, NHS South Eastern Hampshire CCG : Good
- Wokingham Community Hosiptal- West Call Out of Hours, South Reading: Good
- ** Beeches Surgery, Sutton CCG : Requires improvement
- Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim, East Lancashire: Requires improvement
- Dr Mannath Ramachandran, Thurrock: Requires improvement
- Dr SS Sapre and Partners, NHS South Sefton CCG: Requires improvement
- Drayton Road Surgery, NHS Milton Keynes CCG: Requires improvement
- Hollyhurst Medical Centre, NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG: Requires improvement
- Kingswood Surgery, Harrogate and Rural: Requires improvement
- The Avenue Medical Centre, Slough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG: Requires improvement
- The Borchardt Medical Centre, NHS South Manchester CCG : Requires improvement
- The Edmonton Medical Practice, Enfield CCG: Requires improvement
- The Gateway Medical Practice, NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Ankur Chopra, Hastings and Rother: Inadequate
- Dr Eamon McQuillan, NHS Birmingham Cross City: Inadequate
- Dr Mohua Chowdhury, Oldham: Inadequate
- Dr Swaminathan Ravi, Barnsley: Inadequate
- Dr Veena Sharma, Slough CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Zaheer Hussain, NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG: Inadequate
- Failsworth Group Practice, Oldham: Inadequate
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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.
**Beeches Surgery was previously rated Inadequate and placed into Special Measures. Inspectors found the services had made subsequent improvements when we last inspected the service, resulting in 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.