GP prActice is still inAdequAte
A Peterborough GP practice remains in special measures despite being re-inspected by the Care Quality Commission. The CQC found that action it had told The Grange Medical Centreto take following aninspection in Junehadnotbeen carried out five months later.
Inspectors noted that improvements had been made at the practice in Mayor’s Walk, but that it was “unable to demonstrate that all of the improvementshadbeencompleted or that they wereeffec- tive.”
The Grange is run by Dr Rupert Bankart who also operates Botolph Bridge CommunityHealthCentreinSugar Way which is also rated as inadequate.
In its latest inspection the CQC found that an additional member of staff had been trained to review patient registers andtorecallpatients for their health reviews.
However, inspectorsfound that “there was no systematic process to recall patients for screening, particularly in the areas of care where the practice required improvement such as in reviewing patients with mental health conditions, heart failure and dia- betes.”
In addition, back in June it was discovered that a patient had received too many prescriptions for Tramadol, a controlled drug.
Asaresult, thepractice has nowchangedits procedure so that a GP has to review a patient’s medication before issuing a repeat prescription.
The practice, which was also inspected in September, remains in special measures for six monthsbeginningfrom September 13, 2016.
TheCQCsaiditwillinspect it again soon.
The Peterborough Telegraph approached the medical centre twice for comment but did not receive a reply.