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Former ‘failing’ surgery gets praise

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 19, 2014

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A DOCTORS surgery which had been rated amongst the 10 worst in the country has seen a dramatic turnaround, saving it from closure, a new report has revealed.

King Street Surgery, in Burton was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September 2013 when it failed in four areas out of five, and could have been threatened with closure after it made slight improvements in November.

But now, following its latest inspection in April, the surgery has passed in all five areas

In a previous report on the failings, the CQC stated ‘that in the event of a medical emergency the provider could not be sure that the emergency equipment and drugs would be fit for purpose.’

The surgery later improved, and passed in the area relating to safety.

The CQC carried out the latest inspection and in its report. said: “We saw that systems had been put in place to ensure that patients with a terminal illness were cared for appropriately and with other professionals involved in their care. We also saw that correct procedures were followed to support patients who did not wish to be resuscitated.

“Sufficient emergency equipment was held at the practice and records showed it was checked regularly to ensure that it was fit for purpose.

“We found that there was an effective appraisal process for staff which supported their professional development. Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks had been completed for all staff.

“We saw evidence which showed that an effective system was in place to fully identify, assess and manage risks to the health, safety and welfare of patients who used the service.”

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