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CQC inspectors publish reports on 49 more GP practices
The Care Quality Commission has published a further 49 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.
Following recent inspections by specialist teams, 35 practices have been rated as Good, seven have been rated Requires Improvement, three have been rated Outstanding and four 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 51 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Bakewell Medical Centre, North Derbyshire: Outstanding
- Coniston Medical Practice, Cumbria: Outstanding
- Neetside Surgery, Kernow: Outstanding
- Birchington Medical Centre, Thanet: Good
- Carmel Medical Practice, Darlington: Good
- Coalway Road Medical Practice, NHS Wolverhampton: Good
- Culcheth Medical Centre, Warrington: Good
- Dean Cross Surgery, New Devon: Good
- Deben Road Surgery, Ipswich and East Suffolk : Good
- Dr Amir Ipakchi, West Essex: Good
- Dr Azmeena Nathu, South Lincolnshire: Good
- Dr Joseph Fowler, NHS Wolverhampton: Good
- Dr K Hodge and Partners, Herts Valley: Good
- Dr Nabil Shather, Dudley: Good
- Dr O'Donovan and Partners, Portsmouth: Good
- Dr P and S Poologanathan, Barking and Dagenham: Good
- Dukes Avenue Practice, Haringey: Good
- East Barnwell Health Centre, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough : Good
- Haslucks Green Medical Centre, Solihull: Good
- Hodge Hill Family Practice, Birmingham Crosscity : Good
- Lister Lane Surgery, Calderdale: Good
- Lockfield Surgery, Walsall: Good
- Monarch Medical Centre, Bury: Good
- Moorlands Surgery, Darlington: Good
- Northcroft Surgery, Newbury and District : Good
- Nursery Lane Surgery , Calderdale: Good
- Pelham Medical Group, North East Lincolnshire: Good
- Penketh Health Centre, Warrington: Good
- Pitshanger Family Practice, Ealing: Good
- Sandown Health Centre, Isle of Wight: Good
- Saxena Bowden Saxena, Bury: Good
- Shiphay Manor and Abbey Road Surgery, South Devon and Torbay : Good
- Sleaford Medical Group, South West Lincolnshire : Good
- Swavesey Surgery, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough : Good
- Tadley Medical partnership, North Hampshire : Good
- The Sorsby Medical Practice , NHS City and Hackney : Good
- The Wilson Practice, NHS North Hampshire : Good
- Wivenhoe Surgery, North East Essex: Good
- Axbridge and Wedmore Medical Practice, Somerset: Requires improvement
- Dr Aman Raja, Harringey: Requires improvement
- Dr H Singh and Partners, Staffordshire: Requires improvement
- Dr S A Mushtaq and Partners, NHS Milton Keynes: Requires improvement
- North Camp Surgery, North Hampshire: Requires improvement
- The Practice Furzedown, Wandsworth: Requires improvement
- The Woottons Surgery, NHS West Norfolk: Requires improvement
- Dr Steven Nimmo, Plymouth: Inadequate
- Kirkby Community Primary Care Centre, Mansfield and Ashfield: Inadequate
- Dr Sunil Mayor, Hounslow: Inadequate
- Spring Terrace Health Centre, North Tyneside: 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.