A Nottinghamshire medical practice has been rated ‘outstanding’ again following its latest inspection.
East Leake Medical Group were visited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in March 2018 and received glowing praise in the report published last week (May 18).
The service had previously been inspected in February 2015 where it was also deemed ‘outstanding’ by CQC.
The practice has 13,608 patients, employs eight GPs and offers placements for GP registrars – a qualified doctor training to become a GP.
The service also employs a nurse practitioner, two practice nurses and three health care assistants.
CQC inspect five criteria of every service they visit – whether is it safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.
The report found the practice to be ‘outstanding in the ‘effective’, ‘responsive’ and ‘well led’ categories and ‘good’ for ‘safe’ and ‘caring’.
It added: “The practice identified vulnerable patients and worked with other agencies to support and protect them from neglect and abuse.
“Staff treated patients with kindness, respect and compassion.
“Patients could access services in ways that were convenient to them, including using online services and accessing routine appointments with GPs and nurses outside of usual surgery hours.”
The report says the service also has reliable systems for safely handling medicines.
CBJ Star has contacted the practice and is awaiting comment on the report.