Report on Doncaster doctor’s surgery after inspection

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A Doncaster doctor’s surgery has been rated as good following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Barnburgh Surgery (pictured), headed by Dr Karen Wagstaff, in Fox Lane, was one of 59 GP practices which was inspected under the CGQ’s new approach.

Of these, 41 were rated good, ten require improvement, four are inadequate, one is outstanding and three are N/A which describes when a focused inspection has been carried out.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: “We know that the vast majority of England’s GPs are providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

“If that is what we find on inspection - we give it a rating of Good, and I congratulate the GPs and staff in these practices.

“Patients should be able to expect high quality and consistent care from every GP practice.

“Where we have required improvement, we will expect the practice to take the necessary steps to address the issue, and we will return at a later date to check that those improvements have been made.

“If we find a practice to be inadequate, we will normally put it into special measures, to allow the practice to access support available from NHS England and to ensure there is coordinated response to help the practice improve.”

Full reports on all 59 inspections are available via rhthe website http://www.cqc.org.uk