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The Grange Road Practice now rated Good says CQC
England’s Chief Inspector of General Practice has taken a Bermondsey GP practice out of special measures, and is now rated Good overall.
The Grange Road Practice in south east London, has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as Good for being safe, effective, responsive, well-led and caring.
The practice, which has a patient list of 5,025, was previously inspected in November 2015 rated Inadequate and placed in special measures in February 2016.
This year’s follow up inspection considered if the regulatory breaches in the previous inspection had been addressed and whether sufficient improvements had been made, in order to ensure high quality care for patients.
The previous partners of The Grange Road Practice left the practice in April 2016. In May 2016 a new provider, The Bermondsey and Lansdowne Medical Mission, took over the practice; they submitted an action plan to CQC outlining what they would do to make improvements. CQC inspectors undertook this latest inspection to check that they had followed their plan, and to confirm that they had met legal requirements. Now, both The Grange Road Practice and Bermondsey and Lansdown Medical Mission have been de-registered with CQC. Nexus Health Group is now The Grange Road Practice's umberella organisation.
Inspectors’ key findings included:
- All necessary employment checks for recently recruited staff had been done
- Risks to patients were assessed and well managed
- Staff delivered care in line with current evidence based guidance
- Patients said they were treated with compassion, dignity and respect
- The practice had good facilities and was well equipped to treat patients and meet their needs.
CQC’s Professor Ursula Gallagher, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: “Following this inspection, I am very pleased to find that the Grange Road Practice can be taken out of special measures. I recognise that this is because the new provider and all the staff have worked hard and made significant improvements to the quality of care provided to its patients.”
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
Under CQC’s programme of inspections, all adult social care services are given a rating to help people choose care. We ask five questions, are services; safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.
Since 1 April, providers have been required by law to display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily. This should be done within 21 days of publication of their inspection report. For further information on the display of CQC ratings, please visit: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/display-ratings.