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Mevagissey surgery making progress after being rated 'inadequate'

Mevagissey surgery making progress after being rated 'inadequate'

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:47am 6th May 2020.

Written by Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter

Health bosses say that a doctors’ surgery which was placed in special measures is now making progress.

Mevagissey Surgery was criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in damning report which came just months after it was saved by the community after it was set to close.

The CQC rated the surgery as inadequate in many areas and said it was not keeping patients safe.

A meeting of the NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) governing body today heard that it was now addressing the concerns.

Andrew Abbott, director of integrated primary care at the CCG, said that while the inspection report was only published last week the findings had been shared earlier.

He said: “The report has only recently come into the public domain. We have been working with them since early February.

“There has been really good progress and all the actions required to be address in the CQC findings and the things we as the CCG planned for Mevagissey have been done.

“We are now in a place where there are no outstanding actions that we need done.”

Mr Abbott also said the CCG had changed how it was checking on the progress being made.

He said: “We are not taking verbal assurance as done and dusted. We want to see policies in practice, speak to members of staff and pick up the finer points you only get when there is face-to-face contact.”

He said the surgery would remain as “amber” in the CCG’s ratings until more work was done. And he said there would be continued support to help the surgery in the future.

“We are improving the rigour that we have done this in the past, using the leearning from the work in Mevagissey to have a stronger assurance framework that is supportive and a little bit more challenging.

“There has been very good progress in relation to Mevagissey and I have had conversations with the local MP and local councillor and they have had no negative feedback and are happy with the progress that has been made.”

Inspectors said patients were at risk of harm or abuse because it did not carry out criminal records checks on clinical staff.

The CQC report also said its systems and processes do not keep its more than 5,000 patients safe, it did not safely manage medicines, did not learn from mistakes and did not prioritise safety enough.

The surgery, which also runs a branch at nearby Gorran Haven, was threatened with being closed down if improvements are not made.

A follow-up inspection will be carried out by the CQC to check that the required improvements have been implemented.

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