Leeds GP practice is ordered to improve

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A Leeds GP practice has been ordered to improve after a national watchdog rated it as ‘inadequate’.

East Park Medical Centre has been placed in special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission in August.

Inspectors found the practice, which is based in East End Park and also runs Halton Medical Practice, put patients at risk because fire risks had not been considered, and nor had infection prevention and control. It was also told to review medicines in GP’s bags, ensure patient outcomes are reviewed, and improve engagement with the patient participation group.

Dr Andy Harris, clinical chief officer at NHS Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Practice staff are working hard to implement an action plan, with support and monitoring from the CCG and support from NHS England, and many of the improvements needed have already been made.”

He added that the rating was not related to the quality of care and that patients were being kept informed.

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