All GP practices in East Leicestershire and Rutland now rated ‘good’ by CQC

Patients in East Leicestershire and Rutland can expect high-quality care at their GP practice, after the independent regulator of health and social care revealed that all 31 GP practices in the area are rated ‘good’.

Wigston Central Surgery is the latest practice to be rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection that took place earlier this year. The practice, which is based at the Two Steeples Medical Centre in Wigston, has over 12,000 registered patients.

The practice was rated ‘good’ in four areas of the CQC inspection, including: ‘Safe’, ‘Effective’, ‘Caring’, and ‘Responsive’. It was also recognised as being ‘outstanding’ in the ‘Well-led’ category.

In its report, CQC commended Wigston Central Surgery for having “good facilities” and being “well-equipped to treat patients and meet their needs”.

The practice was also recognised for providing “continuity of care”, with patients saying they had “quick and easy access to GPs and nurses”.

Dr Rakesh Desor, Senior Partner at Wigston Central Surgery said: “We’re really pleased to have been rated good by the CQC. This result reflects the excellent work of our team, who are committed to providing high-quality healthcare services for our patients.”

The publication of Wigston Central Surgery’s CQC report means all 31 GP practices in East Leicestershire and Rutland are now rated ‘good’ by CQC.

Jamie Barrett, Head of Primary Care at East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We’re delighted that all our practices have now been rated good by CQC. This result is testament to the efforts of our practices working closely with us over the last year.

“We look forward to continuing to strive to make further improvements for our patients in 2018.”