Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice
We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Lydbrook Practice on 12 May 2016. Overall the practice is rated as good.
Our key findings were as follows:
- There was an open and transparent approach to safety and an effective system in place for reporting and recording significant events.
- Risks to patients were assessed and well managed.
- Staff assessed patients’ needs and delivered care in line with current evidence based guidance. Staff had been trained to provide them with the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and treatment.
- Patients said they were treated with compassion, dignity and respect and they were involved in their care and decisions about their treatment.
- Information about services and how to complain was available and easy to understand. Improvements were made to the quality of care as a result of complaints and concerns.
- Patients said they found it easy to make an appointment with a named GP and there was continuity of care, with urgent appointments available the same day.
- The practice had good facilities and was well equipped to treat patients and meet their needs.
- There was a clear leadership structure and staff felt supported by management. The practice proactively sought feedback from staff and patients, which it acted on.
- The provider was aware of and complied with the requirements of the duty of candour.
The areas where the provider should make improvement are:
- Ensure there is a robust and consistent system in place for signing in returned controlled medicines.
- Ensure actions are taken to improve patient satisfaction on access to the service.
Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP)
Chief Inspector of General Practice
You can download a full copy of the report from the link below.