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CQC inspectors publish reports on another 72 GP practices

19 February 2015
  • Media

The Care Quality Commission has published a further 72 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.

Following recent inspections by specialist teams, 65 of the practices have been rated as Good, three have been rated as Outstanding, and four 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 normally put it into special measures, to allow the practice to access support available from NHS England and to ensure there is coordinated response to help the practice improve.”

Full reports on all 72 inspections are available on this website


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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.

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

  • Davenal House Surgery Partnership, Redditch and Bromsgrove:  Good
  • Long Stratton Medical Partnership, South Norfolk:  Good
  • Danes Camp Surgery, Nene:  Good
  • Theatre Royal Surgery, South Norfolk:  Good
  • The Hamilton Practice, West Essex:  Good
  • Ormesby Village Surgery, Great Yarmouth and Waverly:  Good
  • Wymondham Medical Partnership, South Norfolk:  Good
  • The Ridgeway Surgery, Redditch and Bromsgrove:  Good
  • Darley Dale Medical Centre, North Derbyshire:  Good
  • Moorfield House Surgery, Herefordshire:  Good
  • Wollaston Surgery, Nene:  Good
  • High Street Surgery Epping, West Essex:  Good
  • Castle Street Surgery, Luton:  Good
  • Queensway Surgery, Southend:  Good
  • Northumberland House, Wyre Forest:  Good
  • Christmas Maltings Surgery (Christmas Maltings and Clements Surgery), West Suffolk:  Good
  • Glebedale Medical Practice, Stoke on Trent:  Good
  • Carlton Street Surgery, East Staffordshire:  Good
  • Bridgnorth Medical Practice, Shropshire:  Good
  • Trent Meadows Medical Practice, East Staffordshire:  Good
  • Dr NK Shah, Southend:  Good
  • Dr Siddique and Dr Agha, Southend:  Good
  • Dr Amir Ipakchi, West Essex:  Good
  • Dr KK Masson and Dr H Masson, Thurrock:  Good
  • Market Square Surgery, West Essex: Good
  • Church Stretton Medical Practice, Shropshire:  Good
  • The James Street Family Practice, Lincolnshire East:  Good
  • Saffron Group Practice, Leicester City:  Good
  • Grove Park Terrace Surgery, Hounslow:  Good
  • The Rosendale Surgery, Lambeth:  Good
  • Abbey Wood Surgery, Greenwich:  Good
  • Dr Morris, Oliver, Ferguson and Gozzelino, Sefton:  Good
  • Grimethorpe Surgery, Barnsley:  Good
  • Royston Group Practice, Barnsley:  Good
  • Salford Medical Centre 1, Salford:  Good
  • Toft Road Surgery, Eastern Cheshire:  Good
  • Walkden Medical Practice, Salford:  Good
  • Brook Square Surgery, Vale of York:  Good
  • South Park Surgery, East Cheshire:  Good
  • Dr Oldroyd and Partners, Scarborough:  Good
  • Dr Jonathan Smith, Cumbria:  Good
  • Dr BN Macdonald, Trafford:  Good
  • Dr AJM Murdock's Practice, Blackburn with Darwen:  Good
  • Kirkham Health Centre, Fylde and Wyre:  Good
  • Dr Pulloori Jagadesham, Blackburn with Darwen:  Good
  • Dr C M Thomson and Partners, Eastern Cheshire:  Good
  • Thornton Practice, South Sefton:  Good
  • Dr Richard Clare, Trafford:  Good
  • St Pauls Practice, Cumbria:  Good
  • Catherine Street Surgery, Cumbria:  Good
  • Dr Usman Akbar, Bradford City:  Good
  • Denton Park Medical Group, Newcastle West:  Good
  • Broadway Medical Centre, Fylde and Wyre:  Good
  • Stable Fold Surgery, Bolton:  Good
  • Dr Douglas Moederle-Lumb, Scarborough and Ryedale:  Good
  • West Meon Surgery, North East Hampshire:  Good
  • Balmore Park Surgery, North and West Reading:  Good
  • Emmer Green Surgery, North and West Reading:  Good
  • Haddenham, Aylesbury Vale:  Good
  • Lamorna Surgery Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley:  Good
  • Seymour Medical Practice, Bristol:  Good
  • Beckington Family Practice, Somerset:  Good
  • Theale Medical Practice, North and West Reading:  Good
  • The Easton Family Practice, Bristol:  Good
  • Friarsgate Practice, West Hampshire:  Good
  • The Surgery - Dr Das and Partners, Hammersmith and Fulham:  Requires improvement
  • The Vineyard Surgery, Richmond:  Requires improvement
  • Shepherds Bush Medical Centre, Hammersmith and Fulham:  Requires improvement
  • The Guildford Rivers Practice, Guildford and Waverley:  Requires improvement

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.