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CQC release standards reports.


22 January 2015

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Reports on GP standards of practice have been released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Of the 75 practices that have been inspected by the CQC three have been rated “outstanding”, 57 rated as “good”, 10 as “requires improvement” and five as “inadequate”.

The three practices rated as “outstanding” are Radbroom Green Surgery (Shrewsbury) Dr P J P Holden & Partners (Matlock, Derbyshire) and St Thomas Health Centre (Exeter).

Reports on GP standards of practice have been released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Of the 75 practices that have been inspected by the CQC three have been rated “outstanding”, 57 rated as “good”, 10 as “requires improvement” and five as “inadequate”.

The three practices rated as “outstanding” are Radbroom Green Surgery (Shrewsbury) Dr P J P Holden & Partners (Matlock, Derbyshire) and St Thomas Health Centre (Exeter).

Of the five practices rated “inadequate” Dr Srinivas Dharmana,(Queens Drive, Liverpool), Dr Michael Florin, (Norris Road, Sale, Trafford) and Priory Avenue Surgery, (Caversham, Reading) have been placed into special measures and offered extra support by NHS England to help them improve.

Dr Sunil Srivastava (Richmond Medical Centre, Leeds) and Widdrington Medical Practitioners (Northumberland) have also been told that they risk being placed into special measures if they fail to provide a higher quality of service.

Dr Mike Bewick, Deputy Medical Director, NHS England, said: “General practice is the bedrock of the NHS and it’s pleasing that the majority of practices inspected are rated good, with some rated outstanding. These inspections are about ensuring that every patient, anywhere across the country, receives consistently high quality services by identifying issues so improvements can be made.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: “So far we have published ratings on 143 practices – of which the vast majority have been Good or Outstanding. It is disappointing that we have found any to be Inadequate, but it is important that those practices are offered help at the earliest opportunity to improve.  

“In each case, we have found significant areas of concern. Patients should be able to expect high quality and consistent care from their GP which is why I have put the three practices into special measures. Two practices have already begun to show signs of improvement but we will monitor their progress closely, returning to inspect in the near future.”

Reports on all inspected practices can be found online

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