One of the biggest GP practices in the country has been rated ‘good’ by the independent regulator of health and social care, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Latham House Medical Practice, which serves over 35,000 patients in Melton Mowbray and the surrounding area, was rated good in all areas of the inspection, including ‘safe’, ‘effective’, ‘caring’, ‘responsive’ and ‘well-led’.
The CQC’s findings follow an inspection of the practice in October this year. In its report, the practice was recognised for making ‘significant improvements to the quality of care’ since its last inspection.
The practice was praised for being ‘responsive to the needs of patients’ and tailoring its services to meet those needs, including providing a confidential and anonymous healthcare and advice service for young people – which was recognised as “outstanding practice”.
Dr Paul Atkinson, Chief Executive of Latham House Medical Practice, said: “We are proud to serve the people of Melton Mowbray and we will continue to do all we can to maintain and improve the clinical services we offer – during what continues to be very challenging time for the NHS.
“Everyone at Latham House is delighted with the outcome of the CQC inspection. We are especially pleased that our hard work and commitment has been recognised.”
Jamie Barrett, Head of Primary Care for East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), added: “We’re really pleased that Latham House Medical Practice has been rated ‘good’ by the CQC. This is great news for patients registered at the practice, and is testament to the efforts of the practice over the past few months to provide a really high-quality service for the local community.”