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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 87 more GP practices
This week, CQC has published a further 87 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 60 GP practices to be Good, three to be Outstanding, 14 to Require Improvement and nine to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission.
Of these, four GP practices had demonstrated sufficient improvements for their overall rating to change; three were previously rated Requires Improvement and are now rated Good. One practice, previously rated Good, has since been rated Outstanding following its recent follow-up inspection taking the total number of practices rated Outstanding to 109.
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 87 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Oakwood Surgery, Southern Derbyshire: Outstanding
- Sutherland Lodge Surgery, NHS Mid Essex CCG: Outstanding
- ** Vauxhall Primary Health Care, Liverpool: Outstanding
- Annfield Plain, North Durham: Good
- Bacon Road Medical Centre, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG: Good
- Bharani Medical Centre, Slough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG): Good
- Bharani Medical Centre, NHS Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead CCG: Good
- Broad Lane Surgery, Coventry and Rugby: Good
- Brookmill Medical Centre, NHS Wigan Borough CCG: Good
- Brundall Medical Partnership, NHS North Norfolk CCG: Good
- Crown Medical Centre, NHS Somerset CCG: Good
- Cubbington Road Surgery, NHS South Warwickshire CCG: Good
- Davaar Medical Centre, Tameside: Good
- Dr Affia Okoreaffia, NHS City and Hackney: Good
- Dr Arun Jha, NHS East Lancashire CCG: Good
- Dr Boteju & Partners, Bedfordshire: Good
- Dr C M Marsh and Partners, NHS Swale CCG: Good
- Dr Chidambaram Balachander, NHS Medway CCG: Good
- ** Dr Dineshwar Prasad, Haringey: Good
- Dr Gary O’Hare and Dr Sharon Chapelhow, Halton CCG: Good
- Dr N Pillai and Dr L Nair, NHS Walsall CCG: Good
- Dr P Ellenger and Partners (The Linthorpe Surgery), NHS South Tees CCG: Good
- Dr Polkinghorn and Partners, CCG –NHS Rotherham : Good
- Dr R B Marshall and Partners, Basildon and Brentwood : Good
- Dr S Smallwood and Partners, NHS West Hampshire CCG: Good
- ** Dr Sarman Bapodra, Leicester City CCG: Good
- Dr Shapiro and Partners, Hillingdon: Good
- Dr Susanne Senhenn, NHS Surrey Downs CCG: Good
- Dr William McKee, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG: Good
- Dr's Tresidder, Greenwell and Ridge (Southover Medical Practice), South Devon & Torbay: Good
- Eastfield House Surgery, Newbury & District Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG): Good
- Elsenham Surgery, NHS West Essex: Good
- Greenford Road Medical Centre, NHS Ealing CCG: Good
- Grove Road Surgery - R Tandon, NHS Wirral CCG: Good
- Hawthorn Surgery, NHS Lincolnshire West CCG: Good
- High Street Surgery, Cheshire East: Good
- Hollow Way Medical Centre, NHS Oxfordshire CCG: Good
- Ilkley and Wharfedale medical practice, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven: Good
- Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland Out of Hours, West Leicestershire: Good
- Mickleover Medical Centre, Southern Derbyshire: Good
- Mickleover Surgery, Southern Derbyshire: Good
- Millbrook GP Surgery, NHS Kernow: Good
- North Tawton Medical Practice, NEW Devon: Good
- Portsdown Group Practice, Portsmouth CCG: Good
- Practice 1, Medical Centre Bridlington, East Riding: Good
- Quayside Medical Practice, Oldham: Good
- Southfield Way Surgery , NHS Cannock Chase : Good
- St Lawrence Road Surgery, Hardwick CCG: Good
- Stainland Road Medical Centre, Calderdale CCG: Good
- Station Road Surgery, Calderdale CCG: Good
- Streatfield Surgery, Harrow: Good
- Tawstock Medical Centre - Chard, NHS Somerset CCG: Good
- The Alma Partnership, Dorset CCG: Good
- ** The Chapel Street Surgery, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG: Good
- The Esplanade Surgery (Esplanade Healthcare), NHS Medway CCG: Good
- The Green Practice at Whitchurch Health Centre, Bristol: Good
- The Medical Centre, NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG: Good
- The Street Lane Practice, NHS Leeds North CCG: Good
- The Village Surgery, NHS Rotherham: Good
- The Wragby Surgery, NHS Lincolnshire East CCG: Good
- Warwick Gates Family Health Centre, NHS South Warwickshire CCG: Good
- Westseven GP, NHS Ealing: Good
- York House Surgery, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale: Good
- Barkingside Medical Centre, NHS Redbridge CCG: Requires improvement
- Blakenall Family Practice, NHS Walsall CCG: Requires improvement
- Brighton Station Health Centre, Brighton and Hove: Requires improvement
- Burnham Health Centre, Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG): Requires improvement
- College Street Medical Practice, Erewash: Requires improvement
- High Road Family Doctors, Castle Point and Rochford: Requires improvement
- Market Cross Surgery, SouthWest Lincolnshire: Requires improvement
- New Eltham Medical Centre, NHS Greenwich CCG: Requires improvement
- Pewsey Surgery, NHS Wiltshire CCG: Requires improvement
- Rochdale Road Medical Centre, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale: Requires improvement
- The Surgery - Foden Street, NHS Stoke on Trent CCG: Requires improvement
- Wake Green Surgery, NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG: Requires improvement
- Wellington Medical Practice, NHS Telford and Wrekin: Requires improvement
- Woodside Group Practice, Croydon: Requires improvement
- Benfleet Surgery, Castle Point and Rochford: * Follow up inspection
- Crusader Surgery, North East Essex: Inadequate
- Dr Manohar Singh, NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Mohamed Hazeldene, NHS South Eastern Hampshire CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Prosanta Kumar Sarker, Dudley CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Rex Obonna, NHS Sunderland CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Sukumaran and Partners, Castle Point & Rochford: Inadequate
- Kingsway Surgery, Hillingdon CCG: Inadequate
- P.A.Patel, Castle Point & Rochford: Inadequate
- The Meadows Surgery, NHS Nene CCG: Inadequate
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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.
** The Chapel Street Surgery, Dr Sarman Bapodra, Dr Dineshwar Prasad were previously rated Requires Improvement. Inspectors found the services had made subsequent improvements when we last inspected the service, resulting in a new rating of Good. Vauxhall Primary Health Care was previously rated Good and has since been rated Outstanding following the service’s latest inspection.
These are among the first GP practices to receive a rating following the introduction of our new inspection regime, which features specialist teams including GPs and practice nurses and trained members of the public.
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.