Highbridge Medical Centre is placed in special measures
Highbridge Medical Centre has been placed into special measures
following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
practice in Pepperall Road, Highbridge has been given an overall
rating of "inadequate" by a specialist team of inspectors.
a new report, they have rated the service provided by Dr M J Bizon
and Partners as "inadequate for being responsive to the needs
of people" and requiring "improvement for being effective,
caring and safe."
Higgins, Head of GP Inspection for the South, said: "It is
important that the people who are registered with Dr M J Bizon
and Partners can rely on getting the high quality care from their
surgery will need to address these issues so that people receive
safe, high-quality and compassionate primary care."
have found significant areas of concern, which is why we are placing
the practice into special measures - so opening the way for the
practice to receive support."
Prosser, Director of Operations and Delivery for NHS England South
West, added: "Wed like to reassure patients that the
report had no concerns over patient safety. It does highlight
areas where many improvements need to be made and steps are being
taken already to address these including the employment of a practice
are working with the practice to make significant changes and
I am hopeful that the practice will be able to come out of special
measures once these improvements have been made."
Bizon at Highbridge Medical Centre told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
can reassure patients that there were no safety concerns and the
report highlighted areas where we need to improve."
report did say we treated patients with respect and dignity and
that staff were supported by management."
added: "We would like to reassure all patients that we are
already working hard to make visible improvements in all areas
of the practice."
the Commissions new programme of inspections, all of Englands
GP practices are being inspected and given a rating.
the full CQC report on Highbridge Medical Centre