A GP practice in Beckenham is one of the recent surgeries to be inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The practice received a good rating along with 46 other surgeries across England.
St James’s Practice on Croydon Road in Beckenham was one of 59 surgeries that the CQC had on their latest list of inspections. The criteria they examine include how safe, caring, effective, well led and responsive each of the GP practices are. Following each inspection, the commission produces a report outlining the levels of care that are provided at the individual practice.
In the vast majority of cases, the practices are found to meet these standards and receive a good rating. However, if they fall short and need improvements, they will have to address the areas of concern prior to the CQC making a second check. Those that are deemed inadequate will have special measures imposed on them and will receive additional support to help them build up the practice.
The most recent series of inspections found one outstanding practice, eight that were deemed to need improvements and three that were seen as inadequate. The remaining 47, including the Croydon Road practice, were rated as good.
If you a patient at the St James’s Practice, what is your opinion of the standards of care there? We’d also be interested to hear if you believe there are any outstanding practices in the area and why they go above the standards that the CQC expect.