Cumbria Crack
Health News

Coniston Medical Practice no longer inadequate says Care Quality Commission


A Lake District general practice has been praised by inspectors after it significantly improved the standard of care it offered its patients.

The Care Quality Commission inspected Coniston Medical Practice on 2 November.

CQC’s previous inspection, which took place last year, led to it being rated inadequate and placed in special measures as it was not ensuring people’s safety.

The latest inspection found that the practice had made significant improvement. It was meeting standards that people should be able to expect and helping them to live healthier lives.

The service is now rated good overall and it has exited special measures.

Victoria Watkins, CQC’s deputy chief inspector for primary medical services in the north of England, said: “Our latest inspection of Coniston Medical Practice found it had significantly improved the service it offered its patients.

“The service’s care was personalised, holistic and patient-focused. It had also embedded processes to help it sustain its improvement.

“The progress we saw is particularly noteworthy against the backdrop of challenges presented by COVID-19, so I congratulate the service for its hard work.”