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Dr Abubakr Shaikh’s practice rated Inadequate by CQC

6 April 2017
Dr Abubakr Shaikh
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A Brent GP practice remains Inadequate overall following a Care Quality Commission inspection in December 2016.

Dr Abubakr Shaikh’s surgery in Kilburn looks after approximately 1850 people in the Kilburn area. This inspection was carried out after an earlier inspection in March 2016 when the practice was rated Inadequate and placed into special measures.

In the recent inspection CQC found that there were continuing deficiencies in the systems for infection control, medicines management, emergency equipment and the assessment and management of risk to ensure the safety of patients, premises and equipment.

The practice must now:

  • Ensure that premises and equipment are safe.
  • Undertake the full assessment, implementation and monitoring of action arising from risk assessments for infection control, Legionella and Asbestos.
  • Ensure that emergency equipment is safe for use.
  • Ensure that the necessary checks are carried out on new members of staff.
  • Make sure there is an effective system to assess, monitor and improve the quality and safety of all services provided at the practice.
  • In addition the practice should: review systems to identify carers and offer them support; promote translation services and display a practice mission statement.

Professor Ursula Gallagher, CQC's Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice, said:

"This service was placed in special measures in June 2016. Insufficient improvements have been made such that there remains a rating of inadequate for providing safe and effective services, and there is also now a rating of inadequate for providing well-led services."

"CQC is taking further action against the provider, Dr Abubakr Shaikh, in line with its enforcement policy, subject to a right of appeal.”

You can read the report in full on our website.


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Last updated:
05 June 2017

Notes to editors

Under CQC’s new programme of inspections led by Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, all of England’s GP practices are being inspected and given a rating.

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 and out-of-hours service, 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). 

Providers are required to display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily.

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.