Swaffham GP practice receives good rating from inspectors

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A Swaffham doctors’ surgery has been rated good in the first wave of inspections carried out under a new assessment programme.

The Campingland surgery, in Beech Close, is one of 43 practices across England which were examined by the Care Quality Commission during the first round of inspections in January.

The commission issued its findings yesterday with 31 of the surgeries, including the Campingland, being rated as good.

Two, including one in South Norfolk, were rated as outstanding, while two others were deemed as inadequate.

Practice manager Liz Wing said: “As the first GP Practice in West Norfolk to be inspected this year, we are very pleased to be rated as good, which confirms the 100 per cent positive feedback received from our patients.”

Professor Steve Field, the commission’s chief inspector of general practice, said: “We know that the vast majority of England’s GPs are providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

“If that is what we find on inspection we give it a rating of good, and I congratulate the GPs and staff in these practices.

“Patients should be able to expect high quality and consistent care from every GP practice.”