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100% ‘good’ rating for every GP practice

100% ‘good’ rating for every GP practice
12 November 2018

All 38 GP practices in the South Eastern Hampshire and Fareham and Gosport areas have been rated as ‘good overall’ by independent inspectors. 

Following a re-inspection at Rowner Surgery in Gosport, the Care Quality Commission has published a new report and upgraded the practice from ‘requires improvement’ to good. 

That means that every GP surgery in the areas covered by both NHS Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and South Eastern Hampshire CCG now has a rating of good. This compares with a national CCG average of 91%. 

Dr Andrew Holden, a Petersfield GP who is the primary care lead for both CCGs, said: “Our congratulations to colleagues at Rowner, and I am very proud that our two CCGs now have this 100% rating. 

“It’s no mean achievement – and it’s a great credit to each and every one of the 38 practices, and the way they are being run, especially at a time when primary care is facing an ever-increasing demand for its services and some areas also face huge pressures in terms of the recruitment and retention of GPs.“ 

Part of the new CQC report on Rowner reads: “This inspection was carried out to check if the practice had made the improvements they told us they would make to address a breach of regulation identified when last inspected in August 2017. 

“The whole practice team has worked really hard to learn and demonstrate how they have improved from a rating of Requires Improvement to Good.” 

Rowner GP Dr Goher Altaf said: “The focus for every one of members of staff at Rowner Surgery, both clinical and non-clinical, from the GPs to the receptionists, is to try to put the interests of our patients first whenever we possibly can. 

“We are delighted that our serves are deemed good overall – and that we also were considered good for the five main categories - providing services that are deemed safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.” 

Rowner’s full CQC report can be read here or visit https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-2947401019.