GP surgeries in the north and east more likely to be rated ‘outstanding’

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GP practices in the north and east of England are five times more likely to be rated ‘outstanding’ than those in London, a study has revealed.

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission gave one in 20 surgeries in the north of England and the Midlands and East NHS regions the top grade, The Sun reports.

This compares with just one in 100 in the capital, according to analysis by GP Online.

All practices across England have now been inspected at least once, with four per cent rated ‘outstanding’ and 84% ‘good’.

Some nine per cent were found to ‘require improvement’ and three per cent were deemed ‘inadequate’.

Dr Richard Vautrey, from the British Medical Association, said: “There has been a long history of lack of investment into the infrastructure of practices in London. What this demonstrates is the essential need for long-term sustained investment into general practice right across the country.”

Professor Steve Field, chief inspector of general practice, said: “Over one million patients in England currently receive care from practices that we have rated outstanding.”

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