‘Good’ practices in Gosberton and Bourne

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Two medical practices in the area have been rated ‘Good’ by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Gosberton Medical Centre and Hereward Group Practice in Bourne were both recently inspected.

The centre in Gosberton, on Lowgate, provides primary medical care services to approximately 6,449 registered patients.

CQC inspectors found that the practice is providing high quality, safe, caring and effective care for patients and meeting the needs of the population it serves.

Partner Dr Kieron Wiscombe said: “This result shows the hard work and determination by all of our staff to provide the highest quality safe services to all of our patients.”

Practice manager Simon Walshadded: “We continually look at ways of improving our services to all of our patients and are really pleased that the CQC has recognised this, particularly on our ability to offer patients appointments when they need them.”

The inspection at Hereward Group Practice in Bourne follows an earlier one where it had been placed in special measures.

The practice, which operates on Exeter Street, provides primary medical care services to approximately 12,500 registered patients.

Inspectors found that the practice is providing high quality, safe, caring and effective care; meeting the needs of the population it serves.

Partner Dr Ian Wheatley said: “The staff and partners have worked hard all year, since the previous CQC Inspection, to make the changes that were required.

“We are naturally delighted that the CQC has at re-inspection award us a rating of ‘Good’ for our services.”

“The whole team should be really proud of what they have achieved. We will continue to work to give the highest quality care that we can to our patients.”

Jonathan Flint, Business Manager at the Practice added:

“This is the result of all the hard work and motivation of every member of the Practice in response to difficult circumstances and results of the previous inspection. Due to their continued efforts and input from a very supportive Patient Participation Group we have raised the rating to ‘Good’ across all five key areas.

This result will reassure our patients that we are always striving to provide excellent care to all. We are committed to continuing development of the Practice and responding to the changing landscape of Primary Care provision.”

Dr Kevin Hill, Chair of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group added:

“This rating is a testament to how General Practice in Lincolnshire is responding to the demands of our patients. It is always good to see that we listen to and make improvements, were appropriate, to the requests made by our patients and that they in turn have said they were treated with compassion, dignity and respect. By involving patients in decisions about their treatment and care really can make a difference.”

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