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CQC inspectors publish reports on 37 more GP practices
The Care Quality Commission has published a further 37 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.
Following recent inspections by specialist teams, 30 practices have been rated as Good, three have been rated Requires Improvement, three have been rated Inadequate and one has been rated Outstanding.
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 Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, 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 put it into special measures, to allow the practice to access support available from NHS England and to ensure there is a coordinated response to help the practice improve.”
Full reports on all 37 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Waterloo Road Medical Centre, Blackpool CCG: Outstanding
- Bean Road Medical Practice, Dudley CCG: Good
- Binfield Surgery, Bracknell and Ascot: Good
- Broadway Medical Centre, NHS Fylde & Wyre CCG : Good
- CB Patels & Partners, Brent: Good
- Corner Place Surgery, South Devon and Torbay: Good
- Dr Bouch and Partners, NHS Great Yarmouth & Waveney CCG: Good
- Dr Harminderjeet Surdhar, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Dr Manohar Sohanpal, Thanet: Good
- Dr Peter Gini, Birmingham Sandwell and West : Good
- Dr Michael Zaryckyj and Dr Martin Atherton, NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG: Good
- Drs Twomey, Murphy, Braddick, Griffiths, Fearon & Kirwan, NEW Devon: Good
- Eastlands Medical Practice, North Manchester CCG: Good
- Emmer Green Surgery, North & West Reading: Good
- Harbourside Family Practice , Bristol: Good
- Hatton Medical Practice, NHS Hounslow CCG: Good
- Newington Road Surgery Limited, Thanet: Good
- North Brink Practice, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG: Good
- Sackville Medical Centre, Brighton and Hove: Good
- Severn Valley Medical Practice, South Worcestershire: Good
- South Hylton Surgery, Sunderland CCG : Good
- South Lewisham Group Practice, Lewisham CCG: Good
- St Mary's Surgery, Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group: Good
- Station Road Surgery, Bexley: Good
- Taw Hill Medical Centre, NHS Swindon CCG: Good
- The Beacon Healthcare Centre, Isle of Wight CCG: Good
- The Euxton Medical Centre, NHS Chorley and South Ribble: Good
- The Lawson Practice, NHS City and Hackney: Good
- The Northern Medical Centre, Islington: Good
- Wellspring Surgery, NHS Nottingham City CCG : Good
- Wetherby Surgery, Leeds North: Good
- Loddon Vale Practice, Wokingham CCG: Requires improvement
- The Linden Medical Group, Nottingham West : Requires improvement
- The Practice, Whitehawk Road, Brighton and Hove: Requires improvement
- Dr Shibopriyo Mukhopadhyay, Mansfield and Ashfield: Inadequate
- Dr Steven Nimmo (Barton Surgery Plymstock), NEW Devon: Inadequate
- LPS – the Surgery, Birmingham & Black Country CCG: Inadequate
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
*The Beacon Healthcare Centre is an Out of Hours service. In our inspections of GP out-of-hours services, we will consider the quality of communication between out-of-hours care and other local services, including GP practices, care homes and emergency services. We will look at how patients with urgent needs are responded to and how out-of-hours providers make sure they appoint good staff.
Please note that we have published separate press releases on the practices rated Outstanding and Inadequate.
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.
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.
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 tool intends to provide real-world, illustrative examples of high quality general practice that other providers can refer to. You can find the online toolkit for GPs at www.cqc.org.uk/outstandingprimarycare.