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Sunderland practice twice rated ‘inadequate’ is now rated ‘good’

Friday 17th November 2017

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Hylton Medical Group in Sunderland as ‘good’, after an inspection they carried out in September.

The practice was rated ‘inadequate’ twice, following two CQC inspections in April 2015 and February 2017. However, following an inspection by the CQC in September, the practice was rated ‘good overall’.

Chief inspector of general practice professor Steve Field wrote in the report: ‘I am taking...

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