CQC: How good is your surgery in South Ockendon?

THE new system of inspections publicised by the government watchdog, CQC, has shone a light on GP surgeries all over Britain.

YT has gone into the reports and will be publishing the findings on each surgery in Thurrock.

We are not judging the surgeries, but rather putting the findings at your disposal.

Here, we look at the CQC report for:

Pear Tree Surgery

4 West Road,

South Ockendon

Dr A Davies and Dr C.S Jaykuma

This is categorised as a Band 4 surgery.

CQC has highlighted three (may be at) risk areas.

1. The percentage of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses who have a record of alcohol consumption in the preceding 12 months (01/04/2013 to 31/03/2014)

2. The proportion of respondents to the GP patient survey who stated that the last time they saw or spoke to a GP, the GP was good or very good at treating them with care and concern. (01/07/2013 to 31/03/2014)

3. The proportion of respondents to the GP patient survey who stated that the last time they wanted to see or speak to a GP or nurse from their GP surgery they were able to get an appointment. (01/07/2013 to 31/03/2014).

The full report can be found here


CQC has produced thirty-eight indicators on whether patients at the surgery could be at ‘risk’ or ‘elevated risk’ beyond what would be expected normally for each of these.

CQC has then placed every practice into bandings from one (highest perceived concern) to six (lowest perceived concern) to help plan inspections from next year.

Within this, 82% (6,076 practices) are in the lowest four bands; 3,797 of which are in band six.

The 1,200 practices that are in bands one and two will be considered for inspection from next year, so that CQC can determine the quality and safety of care within them.

The bandings are not judgements: these only happen following inspections.

CQC plans to update this information every three months so that it can continue to respond to issues as they emerge and to share these with providers and the public.

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