Four more practices have been rated as outstanding by the care quality commission (CQC), and 54 other ratings have also been issued in reports published today.
Roundwood Surgery in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, (pictured) was rated outstanding after an inspection in March, notably for it’s service for homeless people in a local church at lunchtimes, and the introduction of a minor injuries walk-in clinic to reduce A&E attendance.
In Somerset, the Porlock Medical Centre and the Dunster Surgery were both rated outstanding. Both surgeries were commended for their projects with Age UK to provide support for isolated patients, and their screening programme/regular reviews for patients at risk of developing long-term conditions.
Similarly, Pershore Medical Practice in Worcestershire was applauded for working with their clinical commissioning group to recruit a full-time care home advanced nurse practitioner to reduce unplanned hospital admissions, training three practice nurses in the management of diabetes care, and collaborating well with other local practices.
Of the other 54 practices, 44 were rated as good, six were rated as requiring improvement and four were rated as inadequate.