Buxton GP surgery rated ‘good’ by health watchdog

Buxton Medical Practice
Buxton Medical Practice

A doctors surgery in Buxton has been rated good following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Inspectors visited Buxton Medical Practice in October and a report was published this week which outlines that patients were treated with ‘compassion, dignity and respect’.

Patients rated the practice higher than others for several aspects of care with 91 per cent of respondents saying that the last GP they spoke to was good at treating them with care and concern which was above the national average of 85 per cent.

The practice received positive comments in a number of areas including systems to identify and follow up children living in disadvantaged circumstances and who were at risk.

The report states: “A monthly clinical team meeting which included the health visitor reviewed all children identified to be at risk and an alert system was in place on patient records to highlight those at risk.”

The practice was also rated as good for its care of older people and was found to be above the national average, stating, “Outcomes for patients were good for conditions commonly found in older people such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and coronary heart disease. The practice had achieved 100 per cent of the available points in all of these areas which was above both the CCG and national averages.”

The CQC this week published 76 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices.