GP surgeries in Erewash rated

The Gladstone Street Surgery, Ilkeston
The Gladstone Street Surgery, Ilkeston

A doctors surgery in Long Eaton has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it must make improvements, while two in Ilkeston have been rated ‘good’.

College Street Medical Practice was inspected by the CQC in August. The commission this week published 76 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected by specialist teams of inspectors.

The Chief Inspector of General Practice has found another 62 GP practices to be Good, two to be Outstanding, and 12 to require improvement.

The Moir Medical Centre in Long Eaton, and Gladstone House Surgery in Ilkeston were both rated as good.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: “After more than 2,000 inspections we now have the evidence that the vast majority of England’s GP practices are providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. We have also found so many practices going far beyond the call of duty to care for patients to provide an outstanding service to their patients.

“But, unfortunately, there are still areas of practice that are inadequate and unacceptable. Patients have a right to expect high-quality care from every GP practice. Where improvement is required we expect the practice to take the necessary steps to address the issues and we will re-inspect at a later date to check that those improvements have been made.

“Practices rated Inadequate that are put into Special Measures are offered additional support by NHS England which is working with the RCGP to help the practice get back on track. We have already seen the benefits of this approach when we re-inspect.”

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