Progress made over con­cerns

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Views -

I re­fer to the ar­ti­cle on page 18 of last week’s Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph ,“GP Prac­tice is still in­ad­e­quate”.

You re­port that the Grange Med­i­cal Cen­tre re­mains in spe­cial mea­sures fol­low­ing a sec­ond in­spec­tion by the Care Qual­ity Com­mis­sion, (CQC).

As the Chair of the Pa­tient Par­tic­i­pa­tion Group (PPG) which rep­re­sents the pa­tients of this prac­tice, I can re­port that al­though pa­tients re­main con­cerned about these re­ports we are pleased that progress has been made to­wards meet­ing C QC con­cerns.

The PP G has met on sev­eral oc­ca­sions with clin­i­cians and man­agers at the Prac­tice as well as CQC to dis­cuss the is­sues raised and of­fer our sup­port.

In ad­di­tion we have had con­tact with NHS Eng­land.

We are pleased to note the ad­di­tional sup­port the Prac­tice is now re­ceiv­ing from the Royal Col­lege of Physi­cians (RCGP), the em­ploy­ment of an­other highly skilled and ex­pe­ri­enced Doc­tor and fur­ther sup­port from an ad­di­tional man­ager.

We are de­ter­mined to as­sist in any way we can to en­able busi­ness to re­turn to nor­mal at this much val­ued Prac­tice.

Our ex­pec­ta­tion is that every­one in­volved in the Grange – doc­tors, man­agers, reg­u­la­tors, com­mis­sion­ers and PPG will work to­gether to en­sure any out­stand­ing mat­ters are ad­dressed swiftly and nor­mal ser­vice can be re­sumed.

The Grange is a much loved lo­cal Prac­tice that has served pa­tients well over many years and we would not wish this to change. Roy Poole Chair The Grange Pa­tients Par­tic­i­pa­tion Group Editor’s Note: We are happy to carry your let­ter out­lin­ing progress but would also point out that we of­fered the Grange prac­tice ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to com­ment on the story at the time of pub­li­ca­tion but no com­ment was forth­com­ing

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