The results of the CQC inspection of Aveley Medical centre have now been issued. They have judged the centre as requiring improvement.

Last December the practice was rated inadequate. While there has been improvement the service still falls below the standards patients ought to be able to expect. The inspection report notes that Patient satisfaction is low.

The practice will remain in special measures so that improvement can be made and it will be reinspected in six months. If, however there has not been sufficient improvement, the CQC will take enforcement action against the provider of the service.

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price said, ‘I have had many complaints about the difficulty of getting appointments at Aveley Medical Centre. I am pleased that this Government introduced the inspection of GP services. It means that Providers will not be able to get away with inadequate services for any longer. When patients are being short changed by poor service, the CQC will take action. I look forward to seeing Aveley medical centre significantly up its game’.

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