As with any healthcare providor, GP Care Services Ltd are required to undergo regular inspections to ensure that the services we provide are safe, effective, caring, responsive to peoples needs & well-led.
The Village Medical Centre, Littleborough
We are proud to announce that in our most recent CQC inspection we had historic success with The Village Medical Centre in Littleborough. The practice is now rated 'GOOD' across all areas, in an unprecedented turn around in the quality of care and support for patients and staff. The CQC reports asks the following questions:
- Are services safe?
- Are services effective?
- Are services caring?
- Are services responsive to people's needs?
- Are services well-led?
They also assess the practice's performance across six population groups:
- Older people
- People with long term conditions
- Families, children and young people
- Working age people (including those recently retired and students)
- People whose circumstances make them vulnerable
- People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia)
As stated in a letter from Professor Steve Field, the Chief Inspector of General Practice:
GP Care Services Ltd acquired the The Village Medical Centre in February 2017 which was rated inadequate at a previous inspection in September 2016. The practice was then inspected on 20 June 2017. The inspection was a comprehensive inspection under the Health and Social Care Act 2008. At that inspection the practice had made significant improvements and was then rated requires improvement overall because within the key questions safe and effective areas were still identified as requiring improvement as the practice was not yet meeting requirements at that time.
This focused follow up inspection on 29 September 2017 was to confirm the required actions had been completed and award a new rating in the domains of safe and effective.The improvements we found mean that the practice is now rated ‘good’ for being safe and effective and is now rated good overall. The practice is also rated as ‘good’ for its services to all population groups.
You can view and download the full CQC report here, or find out more information on the CQC website.
Well done to all involved!