Thursday, June 13, 2024

Stanford-le-Hope GP surgery praised by CQC

A STANFORD-le-Hope GP surgery has been highly praised by government inspectors, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Last year, they carried out a comprehensive inspection at Dr AM Deshpande & Dr P Gurjar Practice. The practice was rated as inadequate overall. Specifically they were rated as requires improvement for e ective, caring and responsive, and inadequate for safe and well-led.

The practice was placed in special measures for a period of six months.

This second inspection was undertaken following the period of special measures to review their progress and was an announced comprehensive inspection on 16 January 2017. Overall the practice is now rated as good.

Their key findings across all the areas we inspected were as follows:

Staff were aware of their responsibilities regarding safety, and the reporting and recording of significant events. There were policies and procedures in place to support this. Any learning identified was shared with sta .

The practice assessed risks to patients and sta and there were systems in place to manage them.

Where patients were prescribed medicines requiring monitoring we found that the system in place was e ective. There was a system in place for clinical sta to receive, action and disseminate patient and medicine safety alerts.

The practice had a defibrillator and oxygen, as well as all the medicines expected to be onsite in case of medical emergencies. There was a system in place to check that equipment was in working order and medicines had not expired.

There was a system in place to record and monitor the issue and use of prescription stationery.

The practice business continuity plan had relevant contact details to enable staff to take action in the event of a loss of utilities or premises.

The full report can be read here


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