Care Quality Commission
CQC inspectors publish reports on 40 more GP practices
The Care Quality Commission has published a further 40 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.
Following recent inspections by specialist teams, 36 practices have been rated as Good, one has been rated Requires Improvement, one has been rated Outstanding and one has been rated as Inadequate. One practice had a follow-up focused inspection which was not rated*.
Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all of England’s GP practices are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said:
“We know that the vast majority of England's GPs are providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. If that is what we find on inspection - we give it a rating of Good, and I congratulate the GPs and staff in these practices.
“Patients should be able to expect high quality and consistent care from every GP practice. Where we have required improvement, we will expect the practice to take the necessary steps to address the issue, and we will return at a later date to check that those improvements have been made.
"If we find a practice to be Inadequate, we will put it into special measures, to allow the practice to access support available from NHS England and to ensure there is a coordinated response to help the practice improve.”
Full reports on all 40 inspections are available on this website.
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Notes to editors
Please note that we have published separate press releases on the practices rated Outstanding and Inadequate.
These are among the first GP practices to receive a rating following the introduction of our new inspection regime, which features specialist teams including GPs and practice nurses and trained members of the public.
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).
GP Practices listed by CCG area
- Bradgate Surgery, Bristol: Outstanding
- Balham Park Surgery, Wandsworth: Good
- Blyth's Meadow Surgery, Mid Essex: Good
- Brockway Medical Practice, North Somerset: Good
- Brook Medical Practice, Nene: Good
- Central Milton Keynes Medical Centre, Milton Keynes : Good
- Church View Surgery, Doncaster: Good
- Collingwood Road Surgery, Mid Essex: Good
- Crossfell Health Centre, Middlesbrough: Good
- Derby Open Access Centre, Southern Derbyshire: Good
- Dr CPC Paxton and Partners, South Gloucestershire: Good
- Dr Cassidy and Partners, Milton Keynes: Good
- Dr Flather and Partners, Ipswich and East Suffolk: Good
- Dr James and Partners (Market Street Surgery), St Helens: Good
- Dr Onn Syed, Liverpool: Good
- Dr Simon Haskell, Havering: Good
- Dr Syed Hamdani, Bradford: Good
- Iwade Health Centre, Medway: Good
- John Street Medical Practice, Oldham: Good
- Lea Vale Medical Practice, Luton: Good
- Locking Hill Surgery, Gloucestershire: Good
- Moss Green Surgery, Stoke-on-Trent: Good
- Oldham Medical Services, Oldham: Good
- Shekar et al, Bury: Good
- Spring Hall Group Practice, Calderdale: Good
- Spring Hall Medical Practice (Boots branch), Calderdale: Good
- The Aldergate Medical Practice, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula : Good
- The Arthur Medical Centre, Southern Derbyshire: Good
- The Gillies and Overbridge Medical Partnership, North Hampshire: Good
- The Laurie Pike Health Centre, Birmingham Crosscity: Good
- The Manor Street Surgery, Herts Valley: Good
- The Plane Trees Group Practice, Calderdale: Good
- The Southall Medical Centre, Ealing: Good
- Thornton Medical Centre , Bradford: Good
- Wadebridge and Camel Estuary Practice, Cornwall: Good
- Wardles Lane Surgery , Cannock Chase: Good
- Westcroft Health Centre, Milton Keynes: Good
- Dr Paul Unyolo, Staffordshire CCG: Requires improvement
- Northfield Surgery, Doncaster : Inadequate
- Constable Country Rural Medical Practice, Ipswich and East Suffolk: N/A*
* A follow-up focused inspection was carried out at Constable Country Rural Medical Practice which was previously rated Inadequate. This inspection was carried out to check on specific areas of concern which were raised during the last comprehensive inspection. It will be rated again in due course.
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.
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.
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