Chelsfield Surgery rated ‘good’ in latest Care Quality Commission report

PUBLISHED: 11:19 26 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:19 26 February 2016

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All GPs are now given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led

Chelsfield Surgery in Orpington has been rated ‘good’ in the latest report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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.

Of the 68 inspected, 65 practices were deemed ‘good’ and three ‘outstanding’.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: “After more than 3,000 inspections we have found that most care is good – with over 100 practices now rated ‘outstanding’.

“That means that over one million patients in England currently receive care from practices which we have rated ‘outstanding’.

“What’s enormously encouraging is that our inspections are driving improvement – 90 per cent of practices that we have re-inspected have improved since last October.

“Through their hard work and dedication, practices are making positive changes to the care they deliver.

“There is still too much poor care.

“Since we began inspecting GP practices in October 2014 we have found over 100 practices to be ‘inadequate’.

“While this is a minority, this still amounts to over half a million patients in England who were not receiving the basic standards of care that they should be able to expect from their GP practice.

“I am glad to say that we have increasingly found that most practices that are placed in special measures use the support that is on offer to meet those standards.”

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