Care watchdog’s ‘good’ rating for Tideswell Surgery

Tideswell Surgery has been rated as good after an inspection by independent watchdogs the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 23rd May 2015, 5:30 pm

Of the 59 practices that have been inspected by the CQC, 41 including Tideswell were rated as good, with ten requiring improvement, four being rated as inadequate and one being rated as outstanding.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice at the CQC, said: “We know that the vast majority of England’s GPs are providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

“If that is what we find on inspection we give it a rating of good and I congratulate the GPs and staff in these practices.

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“Patients should be able to expect high quality and consistent care from every GP practice. Where we have required improvement, we will expect the practice to take the necessary steps to address the issue, and we will return at a later date to check that those improvements have been made.

“If we find a practice to be inadequate, we will normally put it into special measures to allow the practice to access support available from NHS England and to ensure there is a co-ordinated response to help the practice improve.”

The practice was inspected in October when inspectors found it was providing good quality care and treatment across all domains and population groups. There were also some examples of outstanding care.

To see the full report, visit the Care Quality Commission’s website at