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CQC inspectors publish reports on 44 more GP practices
The Care Quality Commission has published a further 44 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.
Following recent inspections by specialist teams, 33 practices have been rated as Good, six have been rated Requires Improvement, three have been rated Outstanding 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 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 44 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Amersham Vale Practice, Lewisham: Outstanding
- Cheriton Bishop and Teign Valley Practice, NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG: Outstanding
- NEMS Platform One Practice, Nottingham City: Outstanding
- Balaam Street Practice, NHS Newham: Good
- Barn Close Surgery, South Worcestershire: Good
- Collingham Church View Surgery, Leeds North: Good
- Dr Bhupinder Batra, Lewisham CCG: Good
- Dr Michael Pacynko, Huddersfield: Good
- Dr Paul Moss, Southend : Good
- Dr Peter Chadwick, South Manchester: Good
- Dr Shirley Tinnion and Partners, Aylesbury Vale CCG: Good
- Dr Thomas Guilder (Riverbank Surgery), Surrey Downs CCG: Good
- Dr VK Chawla's Practice, Barking and Dagenham: Good
- East Finchley Medical Centre, NHS Barnet: Good
- Fairfield Medical Centre, Surrey Downs CCG: Good
- Florence House Medial Practice, South Manchester: Good
- Heatherview Medical Centre, NHS Dorset CCG: Good
- Langstone Way Surgery, NHS Barnet CCG: Good
- Mannamead Surgery, New Devon: Good
- Morrab Surgery, Kernow: Good
- Mulberry Surgery, NHS Southampton: Good
- Netherton Practice, South Sefton: Good
- Nook Surgery, Huddersfield CCG: Good
- Peter Street Surgery, NHS South Kent Coast CCG: Good
- Poplar House Surgery, NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG: Good
- Richmond House Surgery , NEW Devon: Good
- Royal Manor Health Care, Dorset CCG: Good
- Stanhope Mews Surgery, West London: Good
- The Beaumont Practice, NHS Islington : Good
- The Guildford Rivers Practice, NHS Guildford and Waverley : Good
- The Ilchester Surgery, Somerset: Good
- The Mountfield Surgery, NHS Barnet CCG: Good
- The Ryan Medical Centre , NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG: Good
- Valkyrie Surgery, Southend on Sea: Good
- West Pottergate Medical Practice, Norwich: Good
- Woodlands Primary Care, Bexley: Good
- Dr Malcolm Downie (Hatherleigh Health Centre), Northern, Eastern, Western Devon CCG: Requires improvement
- Family Medical Centre - Kirkby, Mansfield and Ashfield: Requires improvement
- Millview Medical Centre, SouthWest Lincolnshire : Requires improvement
- Priory Avenue Surgery, North & West Reading: Requires improvement
- The Practice North Street, NHS Brighton & Hove CCG: Requires improvement
- Walton Surgery, NE Essex: Requires improvement
- Dr Amir Mir, NHS Hastings and Rother: Inadequate
- Dr Ijaz Hayat, Walthamstow: Inadequate
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
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 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.