STAFF and patients at Castle Medical Centre in Kenilworth are celebrating being the first GP practice in Warwickshire to be awarded a rating of “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Under the CQC’s 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. Practices are required to display this rating in their premises.Dr David Spraggett, GP at Castle Medical Centre and Chair of NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We are delighted to have received this rating. It is a reflection of the dedicated team of staff we have here and their commitment to providing excellent care to our patients and this has clearly been recognised by the inspectors”.
The practice achieved an outstanding rating in all six patient categories which included services to families, children and young people; people with long term conditions; working age people and the recently retired; people in vulnerable circumstances and people experiencing poor mental health.
In the five overall categories the practice was rated outstanding for providing effective, responsive and well led services and received a rating of good for providing safe and caring services.