The Care Quality Commission has published another 39 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected recently.
Of the 39, two have been rated as outstanding, 27 have been rated as good, and ten have been rated as requiring improvement.
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.
The two practices rated outstanding are Concord Medical Centre in South Gloucestershire and Cuckoo Lane Practice in Ealing, for the full list of the other ratings see below.
The CQC said the main reasons Concord Medical Centre was rated outstanding include the fact it employed a full-time mental health nurse consultant who reduced patient referrals by 85%, as well as a recently developed carers’ group where the Carers Association to see carers once a week at the practice.
It was also applauded for its “cohesive and motivated team”, with schemes like a staff recognition award held twice a year for three staffing areas; nursing, administration and reception. The recognised member of staff would have their picture taken and was celebrated in the patient newsletters.
The outstanding features of Cuckoo Lane Practice included regular spirometry tests, weekly clinics for patients registered at other local practices and support for patients to maintain self-management plans as well as targeted treatment and support for local patients with a mental.
Integrated care is provided for older patients through a dedicated Age UK support worker based at the practice three days a week, providing care for older patients living alone. Transport is also provided, to help patients that are house bound or have difficulty travelling to the practice, attend appointments.
Concord Medical Centre, South Gloucestershire: Outstanding
Cuckoo Lane Practice, Ealing: Outstanding
Albion Street Clinic, St Helens: Good
Battersea Rise Group Practice, Wandsworth: Good
Bovey Tracey and Chudleigh Practice, South Devon: Good
Dalston Medical Group, Cumbria: Good
Dr Arshad Khan, Coventry and Rugby: Good
Dr N Hayward and Partners, Bradford Districts: Good
Dr Sivasailam Subramony, Luton: Good
Drs Passi and Handa, Wolverhampton: Good
Fishermead Medical Centre, Milton Keynes: Good
Houghton Close Surgery, Bedfordshire: Good
Leeds City Medical Practice, Leeds South and East : Good
Manchester Road Surgery, NHS Warrington: Good
Medina Healthcare, Isle of Wight: Good
Moor Park Medical Practice, Bradford City: Good
Newbridge Surgery, Wolverhampton: Good
Pak Health Centre – R Bhatti, Birmingham South and Central: Good
Park Parade Surgery, North Tyneside: Good
Poverest Medical Centre, Bromley: Good
Southgate Surgery, Crawley: Good
Spring Lane Surgery, Bury: Good
The Avenue Surgery, Brighton and Hove: Good
The Lawns Surgery, Coastal West Sussex: Good
The Northolme Practice, Huddersfield : Good
The Shrubbery Surgery, Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley: Good
West Bromwich Partnerships for Health, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
Your Health Partnership, Birmingham Crosscity: Good
Cairngall Medical Practice, Bexley : Requires improvement
Dr Ashraf Zaman, Luton: Requires improvement
Dr Dineshwar Prasad, Haringey: Requires improvement
Dr Kaushal Kishore Misra, Southwark: Requires improvement
Green Wrythe Surgery, Sutton: Requires improvement
Springfield House Medical Centre, Oldham: Requires improvement
Stoke Road Medical, Fareham and Gosport: Requires improvement
The Chapel Street Surgery, High Weald Lewes Havens: Requires improvement
The Whitehouse Surgery, Bromley: Requires improvement
Wimbledon Village Surgery, NHS Merton: Requires improvement