60 GP practices found to be Good or Outstanding by CQC inspectors

Published: 22 January 2015 Page last updated: 3 November 2022

The Care Quality Commission has published a further 75 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.

Our specialist teams have applied ratings to practices according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. Following recent inspections, three of the practices have been rated as Outstanding, 57 have been rated as Good, 10 have been rated Requires Improvement and five have been rated Inadequate.

The three Outstanding practices are Radbrook Green Surgery, Shrewsbury, Dr PJP Holden and Partners, Matlock and St Thomas Health Centre, Exeter.

Three of the five practices rated Inadequate have been placed into special measures and offered a package of support by NHS England to help them improve.

This package of support will ensure that there are no immediate risks to patient safety at these GP practices whilst improvements are being made; the practices will not close.

The other two practices rated Inadequate have been told they will be put into special measures if they fail to improve.

All our published reports are available on this website.

Please see our press release 'CQC inspectors find 60 GP practices to be Good or Outstanding' for a complete list of the 75 GP practices inspected and links to the reports and press releases for those rated Outstanding or Inadequate.

We know that the vast majority of England's GPs are providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

Professor Nigel Sparrow OBE, CQC's Senior National GP Advisor