Clean Bill Of Health For Scilly’s GP Surgery In Latest CQC Report

The Health Centre

The Health Centre

Scilly’s GP surgery has done well in the new monitoring reports published on Monday by the Care Quality Commission.

The reports, produced for every surgery in England and Wales, are based on official statistics, as well as feedback from patients.

They don’t just include measures of how well the community’s health is being looked after. There are also indicators of how caring doctors and nurses are, and how easy it is to get an appointment.

The reports are the first step in a new inspection system.

The Health Centre on St Mary’s reached an ‘average’ or ‘better than average’ in every category, meaning it’s been ranked at the lowest risk level.

Those surgeries ranked highest will receive the first visits by inspectors.

Lead GP John Garman said: “We’re obviously very pleased to have been ranked in the lowest risk banding – that really comes down to the hard work that all of the team put in over here.”

But he said that doesn’t mean they can be complacent.

They still need to be inspected at some point, although John says this hopefully gives some indication that they’re on the right track.