Non GP practitioners

Gillian Lansley made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Care Quality Commission

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Dear Care Quality Commission,

following your inspection and rating inadequate of the practice at heaton medical centre in Bradford, west yorkshire, it is written that nurses were working in roles for which they were not qualified or accredited.

what have you done by way of seeking assurance from the commissioning ccg to establish whether this practice is happening at any other practices in Bradford ?

What assurance have you sought from the ccg to ensure that this high patient risk practice is not allowed to happen again at any practice ?

Will you be arranging unannounced inspections at all the other city ccg practices in order to maintain patient safety?

Were the GP partners who authorised such dangerous practice interviewed?
Have they been referred to the GMC in order to assess their fitness to practice ?
Is it in your powers to refer doctors to the GMC ?

Yours faithfully,

Gillian Lansley

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

Our Ref: CQC IAT 1819 0847

 

Dear Ms Lansley

 

We acknowledge receipt of your correspondence dated 06 February 2019, in
which you made a request for information.

 

Your request is as follows:

 

“following your inspection and rating inadequate of the practice at heaton
medical centre in Bradford, west yorkshire,  it is written that nurses
were working in roles for which they were not qualified or accredited.

 

What have you done by way of seeking assurance from the commissioning ccg
to establish whether this practice is happening at any other practices in
Bradford ?

 

What assurance have you sought from the ccg to ensure that this high
patient risk practice is not allowed to happen again at any practice ?

 

Will you be arranging unannounced inspections at all the other city ccg
practices in order to   maintain patient safety?

 

Were the GP partners who authorised such dangerous practice  interviewed?

Have they been referred to the GMC in order  to assess their fitness to
practice ?

Is it in your powers to refer doctors to the GMC ?”

 

CQC will consider your request in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

CQC will respond as soon as possible, but in any event, within 20 working
days following date of receipt of your correspondence as required by FOIA.

 

You can therefore expect a response no later than the close of business on
06 March 2019. We will write to you if we are unable to meet this
deadline.

 

The information you have requested may be subject to an exemption from the
right to know. Should this occur, we will explain the reasons why when we
respond.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Kahlada Rouf

 

Information Access Officer

Information Access team

Governance and Legal Services

Customer & Corporate Services Directorate

Care Quality Commission

Citygate

Gallowgate

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE1 4PA

 

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and
adult social care services in England. [1]www.cqc.org.uk. For general
enquiries, call the National Customer Service Centre (NCSC) on 03000
616161 or email [2][email address]

 

Personal data is processed in accordance with the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) and relevant data protection law. Information on the
processing of personal data by CQC can be found at
[3]www.cqc.org.uk/about-us/our-policies/privacy-statement

 

Statutory requests for information made under access to information
legislation such as the Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 should be sent to: [4][CQC request email]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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Information Access, Care Quality Commission

Dear Ms Lansley

 

Our Ref: CQC IAT 1819 0847

 

I write in response to your correspondence of 06 February 2019.

 

I have included responses to each of your queries below.

 

following your inspection and rating inadequate of the practice at heaton
medical centre in Bradford, west yorkshire,  it is written that nurses
were working in roles for which they were not qualified or accredited.

 

What have you done by way of seeking assurance from the commissioning ccg
to establish whether this practice is happening at any other practices in
Bradford ?

 

Answer:

 

CQC inspectors meet with the CCG on a regular basis (usually four times a
year) and have regular telephone or email contact to discuss any issues of
concern. Following the inspection at Heaton Medical Practice we arranged
an inspection at the Avicenna Medical Practice which was also managed by
the same partners at Heaton. We found a range of regulatory breaches at
that location and the provider was placed into special measures with a
range of enforcement action including three warning notices. The issue of
nurses acting within their competence has been specifically discussed with
the CCG. Please see this link
[1]https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/advanced...
,which is being shared as good practice framework and is currently being
discussed in light of issues identified at both Heaton and Avicenna.

 

 

What assurance have you sought from the ccg to ensure that this high
patient risk practice is not allowed to happen again at any practice ?

 

Answer:

 

As explained above, we maintain a consistent dialogue with the CCG and
risk assess any shared intelligence to decide on whether an inspection is
appropriate.

 

Will you be arranging unannounced inspections at all the other city ccg
practices in order to   maintain patient safety?

 

Answer:

 

As explained above, our findings at Heaton led to us arranging an
announced comprehensive inspection at the provider’s other practice;
Avicenna. We do undertake unannounced inspections following a risk
assessment in accordance with our methodology. We have not undertaken any
recent unannounced inspections in either Bradford City or Districts CCGs
(within the last 12 months).

 

Were the GP partners who authorised such dangerous practice  interviewed?

 

Answer:

 

During the inspection at Heaton on 11 September 2018, both partners were
interviewed.

 

Have they been referred to the GMC in order  to assess their fitness to
practice ?

 

Answer:

 

Neither of the partners have been referred to the GMC in relation to their
fitness to practice at the present time.

 

Is it in your powers to refer doctors to the GMC ?”

 

Answer:

 

Yes, the CQC can refer doctors to the GMC, as well as relevant bodies for
the registration of nurses and other clinical professionals.

 

 

I hope this is of help.

 

CQC will always endeavour to provide high quality responses to requests
for information and seek to be as helpful as possible. We would therefore
appreciate if you can take some time to complete our online feedback form
by visiting the following link:

 

[2]https://webdataforms.cqc.org.uk/Checkbox...

 

Any information you provide will be held securely and only used for the
purposes of improving the Information Rights service that CQC provides.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Kahlada Rouf

 

Information Access Officer

Information Access team

Governance and Legal Services

Customer & Corporate Services Directorate

Care Quality Commission

Citygate

Gallowgate

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE1 4PA

 

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and
adult social care services in England. [3]www.cqc.org.uk. For general
enquiries, call the National Customer Service Centre (NCSC) on 03000
616161 or email [4][email address]

 

Personal data is processed in accordance with the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) and relevant data protection law. Information on the
processing of personal data by CQC can be found at
[5]www.cqc.org.uk/about-us/our-policies/privacy-statement

 

Statutory requests for information made under access to information
legislation such as the Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 should be sent to: [6][CQC request email]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

References

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2. https://webdataforms.cqc.org.uk/Checkbox...
3. http://www.cqc.org.uk/
4. mailto:[email address]
5. http://www.cqc.org.uk/about-us/our-polic...
6. mailto:[CQC request email]