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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...

Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Government plans for integrated healthcare services demand a new approach to premises development. The following case study illustrates how several practices can work together to offer greater facilities. With sufficient planning and cooperation, expansion can be achieved practically and cost-effectively
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
The whole area of Health & Safety legislation and NHS requirements is complex, and the unique position of independent contractors can make compliance difficult to understand. One of the most frequently asked questions from practice managers is, “What is the legal requirement for Statutory & Mandatory training, and which legislation/regulation is it linked to?”
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Recent advances in the recognition of the importance of the practice manager’s role have been very exciting. The significance of the government featuring the role so prominently in the nGMS contract should not be underestimated. Neither, however, should the significance of the introduction in late 2005 of a vocational training scheme (VTS) for practice managers, as Rosey Foster and Fiona Dalziel explain …
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
Practice managers face an even greater workload in the light of the constant change in the NHS and the consequent challenges bearing down on primary care organisation and delivery of care. But these challenges are also opportunities, and with the right education and training PMs should embrace them and raise the standard …
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
Practice-based commissioning is set to be a major force in changing primary care as GPs take on a greater role for commissioning services for their patients and local populations. But while there is enormous interest among GPs and practice managers in this initiative, there is also a great deal of scepticism, as we discovered ...
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
Regardless of whether an employee is part- or fulltime, UK and EU laws confer rights on the pregnant individual and obligations on the employer, and these will invariably bring the practice and the registrar into conflict with the JCPTGP and local deanery over the length of any extension to their training necessary to conform with the VTR ...