September 26th, 2016

Medical centre needs improving

Updated: 9:53 am, May 07, 2015

THE Woodrow Medical Centre has been rated as ‘Requires Improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Under a new programme of inspections, all of England’s GP practices are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

Details of an inspection on November 10 of last year, with a further visit on March 2, were published by the Chief Inspector of General Practice.

The centre was found to require improvement for providing safe, effective, responsive and well led services.

It also required improvement for providing services for all of the population groups looked at but is rated as good for providing a caring service.

Woodrow Medical Centre was found to be safe in respect of safeguarding arrangements for children known to be at risk and staff understood responsibilities to raise concerns, and to report incidents and near misses.

The practice did have some processes to protect patients and staff against the risk of healthcare-associated and other infections, but it was not clear who was responsible for infection prevention and control within the practice.

Kay Thomas, practice manager of Woodrow Medical Centre, said: “The only thing we can say is that the care we give at the practice is good.

“We have improved on some things mentioned by the CQC and we are currently working with them on others in order to achieve a Good or Outstanding rating.

“The Legionella testing and Hepatitis B for staff has now been updated along with all of the admininstration regarding the staff.”

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