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Good rating for Beckenham GP practice from inspectors

PUBLISHED: 11:58 30 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:58 30 April 2015

CQC inspectors have been checking on GPs' quality of care

CQC inspectors have been checking on GPs' quality of care

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St James's Practice one of latest to have report published on quality of its care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a further 59 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.

Following recent inspections by specialist teams, 47 practices have been rated as good, eight have been rated Requires Improvement, three have been rated inadequate and one has been rated outstanding

Under the 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.

And among the latest inspected is St James’s Practice in Croydon Road, Beckenham, which was rated as good.

Professor Steve Field, the CQC’s 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 normally put it into special measures, to allow the practice to access support available from NHS England and to ensure there is coordinated response to help the practice improve.”

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