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CQC inspectors publish reports on 52 more GP practices
The Care Quality Commission has published a further 52 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.
Following recent inspections by specialist teams, 44 practices have been rated as Good and eight have been rated Requires Improvement.
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 52 inspections are available on this website.
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- Adelaide Street Surgery, NHS Blackpool CCG: Good
- Barlow Medical Centre, South Manchester: Good
- Birbeck Medical Group, Cumbria: Good
- Brooklands Medical Practice, South Manchester: Good
- Cadbury Heath Healthcare, Bristol: Good
- Chestnuts Park Medical Practice, Haringey: Good
- Church View Surgery, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: Good
- Conran Medical Centre, South Manchester: Good
- Crest Medical Centre, NHS Brent CCG: Good
- Dr Afzal Hussain, Bury : Good
- Dr Kebalanandha Ramamurthie Naidoo, NHS Southport and Formby CCG: Good
- Dr MME Fahmy and Dr SS Patel's Practice, NHS Swale CCG: Good
- Dr Ne Win, South Tyneside CCG: Good
- Dr Nelson and Partners, Somerset: Good
- Dr Peter Gini, Birmingham Sandwell and West : Good
- Dr Ross and Partners, Birmingham Cross City CCG: Good
- Dr Ruth O’Hare, NHS Central London (Westminster) CCG : Good
- Dr S A Chacko and Dr R E Hubber, Oldham: Good
- Ephedra Healthcare, NHS East and North Hertfordshire: Good
- Goodrest Croft Surgery, Birmingham Cross City: Good
- Harris Medical Centre, NHS Blackpool CCG: Good
- Hockley Medical Practice, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: Good
- Horndean Surgery, South Eastern Hampshire: Good
- Iridium Medical Practice, NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG: Good
- Little Bushey Surgery, NHS Herts Valleys CCG: Good
- Long Catlis Road Surgery, NHS Medway CCG: Good
- Madeira Medical Centre, Dorset CCG: Good
- Merstow Green Medical Practice, South Worcestershire: Good
- Moorcroft Surgery, Leeds: Good
- Newcombes Surgery, NEW Devon: Good
- Rawson Road Surgery, NHS South Sefton CCG: Good
- Spa Surgery, Leeds North CCG: Good
- St Georges Medical Practice, North Manchester: Good
- Swanlow Medical Centre, Vale Royal: Good
- Swanpool Medical Centre, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: Good
- Swinshead Medical Group, Lincolnshire East CCG: Good
- The Castlegate Surgery, NHS East and North Hertfordshire: Good
- The Homewell Curlew Practice, NHS South Eastern Hampshire CCG: Good
- The Northenden Group Practice, South Manchester: Good
- The Surgery at Nursery Lane and Adel, NHS Leeds North CCG: Good
- Thornaby and Barwick Medical Group, NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees : Good
- Wigmore Medical Centre, Kent And Medway: Good
- Witton Street Surgery, Vale Royal: Good
- St Katherines Surgery, Herefordshire: Good
- Bedford House Medical Centre, Tameside and Glossop: Requires improvement
- Dr K Dhillon , Southend: Requires improvement
- Dr Mukesh Pandya , NHS Harrow CCG: Requires improvement
- Greenhill Park Medical Centre , NHS Brent CCG: Requires improvement
- Mrs Sarah Banham, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: Requires improvement
- Nestor Primecare Services Ltd t/a Primecare Primary Care- Birmingham, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: Requires improvement
- North House Surgery, Durham Dales Easington Sedgefield: Requires improvement
- Village Medical Practice, NHS Dorset CCG: Requires improvement
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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.