Chesterfield surgery praised in CQC report

Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A Chesterfield GP has received a rating of ‘Good’ after the Care Quality Commission paid a visit to the surgery.

The Surgery @ Wheatbridge on Wheatbridge Road, received the grading during the CQC’s report on the quality of care provided by GP practices.

The report praised the surgery’s staff, saying they “understood and fulfilled their responsibilities to raise concerns, and to report incidents and near-misses.”

It added: “There was a clear leadership structure and staff felt supported by management.”

Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all of England’s GP practices are being given a rating according to how they fare in five main areas.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: “We know that the vast majority of England’s GPs are providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

“If that is what we find on inspection, we give it a rating of Good, and I congratulate the GPs and staff in these practices.

“Patients should be able to expect high quality care.”