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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 90 more GP practices
This week, CQC has published a further 90 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 73 GP practices to be Good, one to be Outstanding, 12 to Require Improvement and two to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Two reports were of focused inspections which are not rated.
One GP practice had demonstrated sufficient improvements for their overall rating to change from Requires Improvement to Good.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 115. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 32.
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 90 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Alston Medical Practice, NHS Cumbria CCG: Outstanding
- Abney House Medical Centre, NHS City and Hackney CCG: Good
- Argyle Street Medical Centre, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale: Good
- Ashville Surgery, NHS Central Manchester CCG: Good
- Bewicke Medical Centre, NHS North Tyneside CCG : Good
- Bilsthorpe Surgery, Newark and Sherwood: Good
- Brook Green Surgery, Hammersmith: Good
- Brunel Medical Practice, South Devon & Torbay: Good
- Cambridge Medical Group, NHS South Tees CCG: Good
- Chestnut Farm Surgery, NHS Hull: Good
- Chilcote Surgery, CCG South Devon & Torbay: Good
- Chillington Health Centre, CCG South Devon & Torbay: Good
- Church Lane Surgery, Calderdale CCG: Good
- Colliery Medical Group, NHS Sunderland CCG: Good
- Cotmore Surgery, NHS Birmingham Cross City: Good
- Cottingham Medical Centre, East Riding: Good
- Crabbs Cross Surgery, NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG: Good
- Crown Street Surgery, NHS Rotherham : Good
- Dawlish Medical Group, NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG: Good
- De Parys Medical Centre, NHS Bedfordshire CCG: Good
- Dr A Palmer and Dr J Gardner, NHS North Derbyshire: Good
- Dr Annie Thomas, NHS Sunderland CCG: Good
- Dr Badcock and Partners, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG: Good
- Dr E Kosciesza's Practice, Hillingdon: Good
- Dr F Rowe and Partners, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG: Good
- Dr G Wilkinson and Partners, Tameside: Good
- Dr Gordon Thomas, NHS Stoke on Trent CCG: Good
- Dr Inayat Ullah, Warwickshire North : Good
- Dr Maria Mercedes Malpica Gontad, Warrington: Good
- Dr Rashpal Dosanj, Warwickshire North : Good
- Dr RP Aurora's Practice, Hillingdon: Good
- Drs D P Ainsworth and Partners, Basildon and Brentwood CCG: Good
- Drs Gallagher, Singh and Boruch, NHS Nottingham North and East CCG: Good
- Drs Wood and Claridge, CCG South Devon & Torbay: Good
- Grangewood Surgery, CCG –Sunderland: Good
- Hailey View Surgery, NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG: Good
- Hartwood Healthcare, Bristol: Good
- Hightown Surgery, South Sefton CCG: Good
- Hill View Surgery, Newark and Sherwood: Good
- Hook and Hartley Wintney Medical Partnership, NHS North Hampshire CCG: Good
- Ivel Medical Centre, NHS Bedfordshire CCG: Good
- Kingsway Surgery, East Leicestershire and Rutland: Good
- Kington Medical Practice, Herefordshire: Good
- Lancaster Gate Medical Centre, NHS West London CCG: Good
- Lee Road Surgery, Lewisham: Good
- Newbury Green Medical, Salford: Good
- Nightingale Valley Practice, Bristol: Good
- North Wingfield Medical Centre, NHS Hardwick CCG: Good
- Northpoint Medical Practice, NHS Hull: Good
- Northumberland Heath Medical Centre, Bexley: Good
- Parkside Surgery, NHS East Lancashire CCG : Good
- Paxton Green Group Practice, NHS Southwark CCG: Good
- Pembroke House Surgery, CCG South Devon & Torbay: Good
- Poplar Grove Practice, Aylesbury Vale CCG : Good
- Practice 2, Medical Centre, Bridlington, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG: Good
- Prospect Medical Practice, NHS Norwich CCG: Good
- Shepley Health Centre , NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG: Good
- Sky Blue Medical Group, NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG: Good
- Sovereign Medical Centre, NHS Milton Keynes CCG: Good
- St James Medical Centre, Sandwell & West Birmingham : Good
- Stony Medical Centre, NHS Milton Keynes CCG: Good
- Tanfield View Medical Group, North Durham CCG: Good
- Tanworth In Arden Medical Practice, NHS South Warwickshire CCG: Good
- The Crookes Practice, CCG – Sheffield: Good
- The Hawthorns Surgery, NHS Birmingham Cross City: Good
- The Pine Medical Centre, Hillingdon: Good
- The Village Medical Centre, Bedfordshire: Good
- The Village Medical Practice, Oldham: Good
- Towcester Medical Centre, Nene: Good
- Wateringbury Surgery, NHS Swale CCG: Good
- Westbourne Medical Centre, South Tees: Good
- ** Wokingham Medical Centre, NHS Wokingham CCG: Good
- Woodingdean Surgery, NHS Brighton and Hove CCG: Good
- York House Medical Centre, NHS Wyre Forest CCG: Good
- Avenue Medical Practice, Sheffield CCG: Requires improvement
- Beaconsfield Road Surgery, NHS Hastings and Rother CCG: Requires improvement
- Cleveland Surgery, NHS Lincolnshire West: Requires improvement
- Dr Mohammed Islam - Artane, North Manchester CCG: Requires improvement
- Dr Philip Matthewman, Camden: Requires improvement
- Drs Noorpuri and Marshall, Lincolnshire West: Requires improvement
- Kincora Surgery, NHS Hillingdon : Requires improvement
- Needham Market Country Practice, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG: Requires improvement
- Sunbury Health Centre Group Practice, NHS North West Surrey CCG: Requires improvement
- The Meads Medical Centre, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG: Requires improvement
- The Shaikh Partnership, NHS Hull: Requires improvement
- The Village Surgery, NHS Barnet CCG: Requires improvement
- Market Hill 8 - 8 Centre, CCG – North Lincolnshire: Inadequate
- The Grange Road Practice, NHS Southwark CCG: Inadequate
- Dr Patrick Gonsalves, Sandwell and West Birmingham: * Focused inspection
- Dr Shibopriyo Mukhopadhyay, NHS Mansfield and Ashfield: * 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.
**Wokingham Medical Centre was previously rated Requires Improvement. Inspectors found significant improvements when we last inspected the service, resulting in a new rating of Good.
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.