GP prAc­tice is still in­Ad­e­quAte

Health

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Joel Lamy joel.lamy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTJoelLamy

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.

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