A Peterborough GP practice has been put in special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
Ailsworth Medical Centre was rated ‘inadequate’ in a report published by the health watchdog Care Quality Commission (CQC).
It has about 2,300 registered patients who live in Peterborough and its surrounding villages.
The CQC first inspected the practice in September 2014, and found it was not meeting five essential standards. When it went back to follow up in June, it found that the practice had failed to take appropriate action to address three of these shortfalls.
The CQC plans to inspect the practice again in six months, and will consider taking further action if the service remains inadequate.
The report highlights a number of areas where the practice must improve, including:
- Making arrangements for the security and storage of blank prescription forms
- Making sure medicines are stored at the required temperature and introducing formal checks to manage of high risk medicines
- Review the systems in place for assessing the risk of, and preventing, detecting and controlling the spread of infections
- Ensure that staff receive appropriate training and a performance appraisal
The following statement has been released by Essex County Council, in response to the publishing of the Care Quality Commision's latest report into the hospital:
The following statement has been released by the Council of Governors for Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, in response to the publishing of the Care Quality Commision's latest report into the hospital:
Residents living in a care home in Essex are being moved out after it was accused by a watchdog of 'dehumanising people'.
The Care Quality Commission detailed a string of failures in a recent report after visiting Ashcroft Care Home in Colchester.
It followed concerns by Essex County Council - which is now rehoming the residents.