"Unsafe" GP surgery was putting patients at risk

Patients were put at risk at GP surgery. Credit: PA

A medical provider which ran a doctors surgery in Kirkby-in-Ashfield has been told it can no longer offer care to the public there after inspectors found the health and wellbeing of its patients was put at risk.

Central Nottinghamshire Clinical Services, which provided services at Kirkby Community Primary Car Centre, has had its registration removed by The Care Quality Commission.

Inspectors found:

  • Widespread errors with the accuracy of clinically coding health records. It led to missed opportunities for health screenings.

  • Some patients received medicines without any monitoring of their health.

  • Children were at risk of unsafe care because of the centre's worsening performance in administering childhood vaccinations.

NHS England and NHS Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group are now ensuring patients can still have access to GP services at the surgery. Janet Williamson, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice and Dentistry at Care Quality Commission’s Central region said: