Boughton Surgery put in special measures

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A West Norfolk GP surgery has been put into special measures by health inspectors.

The Boughton Surgery was deemed to be inadequate following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in May.

The practice was rated as inadequate for being safe and well-led and in all six areas of specific services. It was also regarded as requiring improvement for being effective.

However, it was deemed to be good for being caring and responsive.

Janet Williamson, the CQC’s regional deputy chief inspector of general practice and dentistry, said that some areas of good practice 
had been found during the assessment of the practice.

But she added: “We have found significant areas of concern which is why we are placing the practice into special measures - so opening the way for the practice to receive support from NHS England among others.”

She said a further inspection will take place in six months.