Doncaster GP surgery branded ‘inadequate’ by inspectors

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A Doncaster GP surgery has been told it must improve, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

The inspection, carried out in January and February this year, found Northfield surgery to be ‘inadequate’ in three out of five key areas.

In a report published today (Thursday, June 4) the CQC said it found the Thorne-based surgery, which serves over 10,000 patients, to be inadequate for ‘providing safe effective services and being well led’.

Other problems picked up by the health regulator include risks to patients ‘not always’ being assessed, and those that are not being ‘well managed’.

However, the report also stated that patients at the surgery said they are treated with compassion, dignity and respect and are ‘mostly involved in their care and decisions about their treatment’.

Following the inspection, Northfield surgery has been told it ‘must’ take action to improve several aspects of its service including ensuring there is an effective system for reporting and recording significant events and putting formal governance arrangements in place including systems of assessing and monitoring risks and the quality of the service provision.

No-one at Northfield surgery was available for comment.