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Most Hackney GPs get thumbs up from inspectors


Most GP practices in Hackney are safe and well-led with the vast majority earning a 'good' rating following inspections by the Care Quality Commission over the last 18 months.

In a report to the Health in Hackney Scrutiny commission this week, the CQC said 35 Hackney out of Hackney's 42 GP practices were found to be 'good' while three 'required improvement' and one was 'inadequate'.

None had received an 'outstanding' rating and thre practices are still awaiting the final outcome of their inspections.

Andrew Norfolk, CQC inspector manager for primary medical services for North East and Central London, toldcommissioners that Hackney practices had performed well overall compared with some neighbouring boroughs.

The GP Confederation told the commission they were working closely with the practices that had not performed well inspections to help improve the way they worked.

The three Hackney practices found in need of improvement were: The Surgery Barretts Grove,   Mildmay Medical Practice, and the Sandringham Practice.

The Ghadvi Practice based at Fountayne Road Health Centre was found to be inadequate. The practice was given six months to improve patient safety.

During the CQC visit, inspectors found batteries on the practice defibrillator out of power and emergency medicines out of stock.

Read the CQC's summary of its inspections of GP practices here.


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