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CQC rates West London GP as Inadequate
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Dr Sunil Mayor based at the Bath Road Surgery in Hounslow, West London, as Inadequate and has placed the provider into special measures following an inspection in February 2015.
During the inspection process, CQC found the provider was failing to provide care which was safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive to people’s needs. Placement into special measures means that the provider must now make necessary improvements or face action that could result in closure.
Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all primary medical services in England are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.
CQC found that patients were at risk due to a lack of infection control including single use equipment being used on numerous occasions and out of date sterile gloves being employed when treating patients.
Patient test results were also not actioned in a timely manner, with patients facing delays in receiving results and any required follow up consultations. However, staff understood and fulfilled their responsibilities to raise concerns, and to report incidents and near misses.
Michele Golden, Head of General Practice Inspection for London, said:
“It is essential that Dr Sunil Mayor takes urgent action to address the concerns we identified during the last inspection. All providers have a responsibility to ensure that all patients are safe and have access to care that meets their needs.
"When we are faced with a provider that is failing to care for patients properly, our first instinct is to work with them to ensure that patient care improves.
“We will re-inspect within six months to check whether sufficient improvements have been made. If sufficient improvements have not been made and there remains a rating of inadequate for any key question or overall, we will take further action which may include closure.”
For further information please contact Yetunde Akintewe, CQC Regional Engagement Manager, on 07471 020 659. For media enquiries, call the press office on 020 7448 9401 during office hours. Journalists wishing to speak to the press office outside of office hours can find out how to contact the team here. For general enquiries, please call 03000 61 61 61.
- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
CQC has published a full report on Dr Sunil Mayor.
Patients registered with practices which are placed into special measures should be aware that the package of support being offered by NHS England and the Royal College of GPs will ensure that there are no immediate risks to patient safety at these GP practices whilst improvements are being made. This does not mean that these practices will close.
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 display of CQC ratings.