Improvements at surgery praised by health watchdog

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A GPs which was previously ‘putting patients at risk’ has now been graded as ‘good’ by a health watchdog.

In April the Oakfield surgery in Aylesbury was told it required improvement – with its approach to patient safety rated as inadequate – but following another inspection, the Care Quality Commission praised improvements that had been made.

Its report said: “The practice had a clear vision that had improvement of service quality and safety as its top priority.

“The practice fully embraced the need to change, high standards were promoted and there was good evidence of team working.”

In a statement the surgery said they ‘would like to thank patients for their patience and faith in the surgery during this time.’

It added: “Co-operation with the Friends of Oakfield group was vital during this time.

“We would like to reassure all that despite the alarming headlines [from the previous inspection] there was no compromise to patient safety”.

The CQC’s report added: “The practice had good facilities and was well equipped to treat patients and meet their needs.

“There was a clear leadership structure and staff felt supported by management.

“The practice proactively sought feedback from staff and patients, which it acted on.”