Friday, 29 July 2016

CQC rating for "are services safe" at Theale Medical Centre now "good"

Overall summary:

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice:

Our previous inspection in November 2014 found breaches of regulations relating to the safe delivery of services. We found the practice required improvement for the provision of safe services, and was rated good for providing effective, caring, responsive and well-led services. The population groups were rated as good for the patients registered at the practice. This inspection was undertaken to check the practice was meeting regulations. For this reason we have only rated the location for the key questions to which these relate. This report should be read in conjunction with the full inspection report of 26 November 2014. We found the practice had made improvements since our last inspection. At our inspection on the 30 September 2015 we found the practice was meeting the regulations that had previously been breached. Specifically we found:


  • Improvements had been made to maintain the accurate records of patients information. For example home visits had been properly recorded to ensure other staff would be able to access an accurate record of patients most recent care and treatment.
  • The practice had instituted systems to manage medicines and nomad or blister packs were checked by a second member of staff.
  • Staff were complying with the practice control of infection policy.
  • The practice was actively identifying, assessing and managing risks to health and safety of patients, staff and visitors.


We have amended the rating for this practice to reflect these changes. The practice is now rated good for the provision of safe services.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) Chief Inspector of General Practice

Full Report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAE2009.pdf

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