Under the Health and Social Care Act (2008), from 1 April 2013 all providers of NHS general practice (and other primary medical services) must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Avenue Surgery is now registered as a provider of health care services with the CQC.
People have a right to expect safe, high quality care. As the independent regulator of all health and social care in England the CQC plays a vital role in making sure that care services meet national standards of quality and safety.
The CQC will undertake routine inspections to ensure that the surgery is compliant with the essential standards of quality and safety. As part of this process, the CQC inspectors will want to speak to patients about their experience.
The Care Quality Commission Inspection Team inspected The Avenue Surgery on Thursday, 23 November, 2017.
We are delighted to say that the CQC rated The Avenue Surgery as "good" across the board. You can see the full report by here.
You can find out more about the CQC on its website here.