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Nottinghamshire GP surgery is rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

24 September 2015
NEMS Platform One Practice
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The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by NEMS Platform One Practice, Nottinghamshire to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in June.

Inspectors found that the practice was providing an innovative, caring, effective, responsive and well-led service that meets the needs of the population it serves

A full report of the inspection has now been published.

Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all England’s GP practices are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

The report on NEMS Platform One Practice highlights a number of areas of outstanding practice, including:

  • The services were tailored to meet people’s individual needs and delivered in a way to ensure flexibility, choice and continuity of care. The staff team worked collaboratively with other services to meet patients’ needs, and support vulnerable individuals.
  • The practice had a highly motivated and committed staff team who worked well together. Staff were actively supported to continually develop their knowledge and skills to ensure the delivery of high quality care.
  • The practice was a training practice for medical students and nurses. One of the GPs was the lead for clinical education and medical student teaching.
  • Patients told us that they were involved in decisions and had agreed to their care and treatment. They also said that they had the opportunity to ask questions and felt listened to.
  • Feedback from patients was consistently positive about the care and the way staff treat them. They described the staff as friendly, helpful and caring, and said that they were treated with kindness, dignity and respect. They also said that they felt listened to. Importantly, patients said they felt the practice offered an exceptional caring service

Janet Williamson, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice and Dentistry in CQC’s Central region said:

“The practice was outstanding at providing services for people with long term conditions and people in vulnerable circumstances. The practice was assessed outstanding at providing services for all six population groups in the report. They were especially outstanding for people whose circumstances may make them vulnerable and people experiencing poor mental health”.

“Feedback from patients and clinical teams was excellent and staff went above and beyond their level of duty to care for patients. The practice also had a positive working atmosphere and was committed to continuing to improve services for its patients”.

“The practice had a highly motivated and committed staff team to enable them to deliver well-led services. All staff we spoke with said they were proud of the organisation as a place to work. There was a very open, positive and supportive culture. This was evident by the response to incidents, significant events and complaints”.

“All of this hard work pays off in making a real difference to patients – which is why we have found this practice to be Outstanding.”


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Last updated:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors

CQC has published a full report on NEMS Platform One Practice.

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, intends to provide real-world, illustrative examples of high quality general practice that other providers can refer to.

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.