Two Lincoln GP surgeries get good ratings from CQC inspectors

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Two Lincoln GP surgeries have received ‘good’ ratings in recent inspections on care and safety by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Lindum Medical Practice and Washingborough Surgery were both rated as ‘good’ in recent reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices.

Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all of England’s GP practices are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

Terry Vine, deputy chief nurse at NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We are very pleased to see the practices all receive ‘good’ ratings in quick succession.

“A lot of hard work has been carried out by all staff across the practices – it is a real team effort.

“Our practices strive to provide a caring, safe, high quality service for every patient and it is pleasing to see this hard work recognised by the Care Quality Commission.”

Lindum Medical Practice

Lindum Medical Practice. Photo: Google Street View

The inspection took place on July 25, 2016, following a previous inspection 2015, rating the practice as ‘requires improvement’.

In the follow-up assessment, inspectors found the practice had made improvements in the two domains previously rated as ‘requires improvement’ and overall the practice was rated as good.

Washingborough Surgery

Washingborough Surgery. Photo: Google Street View

An announced comprehensive inspection took place at Washingborough Surgery on July 21, 2016.

Inspectors found that patients said they were treated with compassion, dignity and respect and they were involved in their care and decisions about their treatment.

Two other Lincoln surgeries also received ‘good’ ratings following CQC inspections in December 2016.

Portland Medical Practice, in the centre of Lincoln and Woodland Medical Practice, on the Birchwood were also rated as ‘good’.