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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 99 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 99 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 practices to be Good, 12 to Require Improvement, four to be Outstanding and four to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Six reports were focused inspections which are not rated.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 190. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 72.
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 just under 200 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.
“However, we still see evidence of too much poor care. Since we began inspecting GP practices in October 2014 we have found over 200 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 99 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- The Lighthouse Medical Practice, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford: Outstanding
- Holland Park Surgery, Walsall: Outstanding
- Dr Gabriel Hendow, Hull: Outstanding
- The Doc's Surgery, North Manchester: Outstanding
- King Street Health Centre, Wakefield: Good
- Dr Felix Balaratnam, Bromley: Good
- Market Street Medical Practice, Cumbria: Good
- Dr Terence Johnson, Surrey Heath: Good
- University of Bristol, Bristol: Good
- Trinity Medical Centre, South Tyneside: Good
- Manor Road Surgery, Bromley: Good
- Chawton Park Surgery, North Hampshire: Good
- Longroyde Surgery, Calderdale: Good
- Longton Hall Surgery, Stoke on Trent: Good
- Swallownest Health Centre, Rotherham: Good
- The River Surgery, West Essex: Good
- The Integrated Care Partnership, Surrey Downs: Good
- Portobello Medical Centre, West London: Good
- Auckley Surgery, Doncaster: Good
- Sutton Park Medical Practice, Hull: Good
- The Green Practice, Hounslow: Good
- Naseby Medical Centre, Birmingham CrossCity: Good
- Parkway Medical Centre, South Tees: Good
- Spencer Street Surgery, Cumbria: Good
- Drs Wilson and Matthews, Vale of York: Good
- Ottershaw Surgery, North West Surrey: Good
- The Gill Medical Centre, Salford: Good
- Warley Road Surgery, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Thornbrook Surgery, North Derbyshire: Good
- Lordswood House Group, Birmingham CrossCity: Good
- Underwood Surgery, Gloucestershire: Good
- Cheadle Medical Practice, Stockport: Good
- Ward End Medical Centre, Birmingham CrossCity: Good
- Parishes Bridge Medical Practice, North West Surrey: Good
- Dr A Bisarya, West Lancashire: Good
- Donnington Medical Practice, Telford and Wrekin: Good
- Bramblys Grange Medical Practice, North Hampshire: Good
- Elliott Chappell Health Centre, Hull: Good
- Terrington Surgery, Scarborough and Ryedale: Good
- Wayfield Surgery, Medway: Good
- Watton Place Clinic, East and North Hertfordshire: Good
- Fairfield PMS, Greenwich: Good
- Park Parade Surgery, Harrogate and Rural District: Good
- The Bucklebury Practice, Newbury and District: Good
- Packers, North West Surrey: Good
- Torrington Health Centre, Northern, Eastern and West Devon: Good
- Bridges Medical Practice, Newcastle Gateshead: Good
- Dr Arulnathan Thurairatnam, Wandsworth: Good
- Dr Amrish Gor, Haringey: Good
- Grey Gable Surgery, South Worcestershire: Good
- Northlands Wood Surgery, Horsham and Mid Sussex: Good
- Jubilee Healthcare, Coventry and Rugby: Good
- The Whitehorse Practice, Croydon: Good
- Rutland Lodge Medical Practice, Leeds North: Good
- Stanton Surgery, West Suffolk: Good
- Lindfield Medical Centre, Horsham and Mid Sussex: Good
- The Brooke Surgery, Tameside and Glossop: Good
- Dr G C Francis and Partners (Linden Medical Centre), Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead: Good
- Moreton Medical Centre - A Pereira, Wirral: Good
- Hampstead Group Practice, Camden: Good
- City Road Medical Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Newtown Health Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Thornbury Road Centre for Health, Hounslow: Good
- Centre Practice, Fareham and Gosport: Good
- Whitehall Medical Practice, Shropshire: Good
- Dr Cyril Stephen, West Hampshire: Good
- Highfield Surgery Partnership, Blackpool: Good
- Pinfold Medical Practice, Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield: Good
- Honor Oak Group Practice, Lewisham: Good
- Dr E Bonsell and Partners, Blackpool: Good
- Forest Gate Surgery, West Hampshire: Good
- Trescobeas Surgery, Kernow: Good
- Parliament Hill Medical Centre, Camden: Good
- St Peter's Street Medical Practice, Islington: Good
- Bridgewater Family Medical Practice, Shropshire: Good
- Eynsham Medical Group, Oxfordshire: Good
- Kidgate Surgery, Lincolnshire East: Good
- Highfield Surgery, Chiltern: Requires improvement
- Dr Anil Indwar, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Requires improvement
- Wargrave Practice, Wokingham: Requires improvement
- Great Bridge Partnership for Health, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Requires improvement
- Cordley Street Surgery, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Requires improvement
- The Portmill Surgery, East and North Hertfordshire: Requires improvement
- St Margarets Medical Practice, Solihull: Requires improvement
- Hilton House Surgery, Mid Essex: Requires improvement
- Dr S A Mushtaq & Partners, Milton Keynes: Requires improvement
- Praze-An-Beeble Surgery, Kernow: Requires improvement
- Goldington Road - Dr Das, Bedfordshire: Requires improvement
- Broadwater Medical Centre, Coastal West Sussex: Requires improvement
- Dr Taj Khattak, Walsall: Inadequate
- The Willows Medical Centre, Nottingham North and East: Inadequate
- The Friary Surgery, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby: Inadequate
- Five Elms Medical Practice, Barking and Dagenham: Inadequate
- Belmont & Sherburn Medical Group, North Durham: Focused inspection
- Dr Daya Nand Das, Wigan Borough: Focused inspection
- Droylsden Road Family Practice, North Manchester: Focused inspection
- Montgomery-House Surgery, Oxfordshire: Focused inspection
- Dr Ne Win, South Tyneside: Focused inspection
- The Broomwood Road Surgery, Bromley: Focused inspection
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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.
GP practices will receive a rating following an inspection by specialist teams including GPs and practice nurses 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.
In July 2015 CQC launched a new online toolkit for GPs, featuring examples of outstanding practice that inspectors have found in GP surgeries across England. The toolkit, at www.cqc.org.uk/outstandingprimarycare, intends to provide real-world, illustrative examples of high quality general practice that other providers can refer to.