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CQC inspectors publish ratings on another 63 GP practices

5 February 2015
  • Media

The Care Quality Commission has published a further 63 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.

Following recent inspections by specialist teams, 53 of the practices have been rated as Good, one has been rated as Outstanding, seven have been rated Requires Improvement and two have been rated Inadequate. 

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.   

Professor Nigel Sparrow, CQC's Senior National GP Advisor said:

“We know that the vast majority of England's GPs are providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.  If that is what we find on inspection - we give it a rating of Good, and I congratulate the GPs and staff in these practices.

“Patients should be able to expect high quality and consistent care from every GP practice. Where we have required improvement, we will expect the practice to take the necessary steps to address the issue, and we will return at a later date to check that those improvements have been made.

"If we find a practice to be Inadequate, we will consider putting it into special measures, to ensure there is coordinated response to help the practice improve.”

Full reports on all 63 inspections are available on this website.

Last updated:
30 May 2017

Notes to editors

Please refer to the list below of reports published today.  There are separate press releases on the practices rated Outstanding and Inadequate. 

These are among the first GP practices to receive ratings following the introduction of our new inspection regime, which features specialist teams including inspectors, GPs and practice nurses.

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).

GP Practices listed by CCG area

The full list of inspection reports published today under CQC’s new approach is below. The list includes CCG areas and overall ratings for each practice, plus links to the separate press releases on the practices rated Outstanding and Inadequate.

  • Maple Access Partnership, Nene: Good
  • The Cottons Medical Centre, Nene: Good
  • Sina Health Centre, Walsall: Good
  • Dr Hogg and Partners, Nene: Good
  • Dr Bose and Partner, Stoke on Trent: Good
  • The Limes Medical Centre, West Essex: Good
  • St Stephens Surgery, Redditch and Bromsgrove: Good
  • The Glebeland, Redditch and Bromsgrove: Good
  • School Lane Surgery, South Norfolk: Good
  • Palmerston Road Surgery, West Essex: Good
  • The Practice Asquith, Leicester City: Good
  • Kidgate Surgery, Lincolnshire East: Good
  • Dr M D Hage and Dr M A Bicknell Beechdale Surgery, Nottingham City: Good
  • Newtown and Caister Medical Practice, Great Yarmouth and Waveney: Good
  • Meir Park Surgery, Stoke on Trent: Good
  • Cradley Surgery, Herefordshire: Good
  • Dr Pasquali and Partners, Nene: Good
  • The Marches Surgery, Herefordshire: Good
  • Dr Sunita Bhalchandra Kulkarni, Stoke on Trent: Good
  • Mawbey Group Practice, Lambeth: Good
  • Violet Lane Medical Practice, Croydon: Good
  • The Village Medical Centre, Liverpool: Good
  • Dr J Pramanik and Dr J T Pramanik Practice, Liverpool: Good
  • Dr Shambhu Singh, Liverpool: Good
  • Dr Aamer Khan, Bradford City: Good
  • The Whitfield Practice, Leeds South and East: Good
  • Spring House Surgery, Bolton: Good
  • Bradford Street Surgery, Bolton: Good
  • Dingle Park Practice, Liverpool: Good
  • Prospect Road Surgery, Scarborough: Good
  • Dr D A Trivedi, Westleigh Medical Centre, Wigan: Good
  • Dr Smith and Partners, Sullivan Way Surgery, Wigan: Good
  • Maghull Health Centre - Drs Bernard and Jill Thomas, Sefton: Good
  • Rocky Lane Medical Centre, Liverpool: Good
  • Dr Somendra Lal Ghose, Liverpool: Good
  • Cheviot Medical Group, Northumberland: Good
  • Standish Medical Practice, Wigan: Good
  • Dr RS Pollocks's Surgery, Blackburn with Darwen: Good
  • Dr Ahmad and Partners, Wigan and Leigh: Good
  • Betts Avenue Medical Group, Newcastle West: Good
  • Kenton Medical Centre, Newcastle West: Good
  • Davyhulme Medical Practice, Trafford: Good
  • Dalefield Surgery, Bolton: Good
  • Dr Ashworth, Wigan: Good
  • Slag Lane Medical Centre, Wigan: Good
  • Royal Lancaster Infirmary Out-of-Hours, Lancashire North : Good
  • Roe Lee Surgery, Blackburn with Darwen: Good
  • Cornerstone Practice, Swindon: Good
  • White Horse Surgery and Walk-In Centre, Dartford and Gravesham: Good
  • Hawthorn Medical Centre, Swindon: Good
  • The Gratton Surgery, West Hampshire: Good
  • Shere Surgery/Dispensary, Surrey : Good
  • Plas Ffynnon Medical Centre, Shropshire : Good 
  • Stuart House Surgery, Lincolnshire East: Requires improvement
  • Kirkley Mill Health Centre, Great Yarmouth and Waveney: Requires improvement
  • Blue Wing Family Doctor Unit, Hounslow: Requires improvement
  • Brigstock Family Practice, Croydon: Requires improvement
  • Richmond Surgery, North East Hampshire and Farnham: Requires improvement
  • Moredon Medical Practice, Swindon: Requires improvement
  • The Whalebridge Practice, Swindon: Requires improvement
  • Woodside Group Practice, Croydon: Inadequate
  • Dr Wayne Sefton Davis, Salford: Inadequate

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.