Surgery still in special measures after repeat visit from healthcare inspectors

Avenham Health Centre; the place from which Dr Khin Thanda's practice operates. Photo: Neil Cross.
Avenham Health Centre; the place from which Dr Khin Thanda's practice operates. Photo: Neil Cross.

A GP surgery remains in special measures and has brought in a new doctor after it received the worst overall inspection rating for a second time.

Dr Khin Thanda – also known as Avenham Lane Practice – has been rated ‘inadequate’ after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The findings of the latest inspection, which were published last week, come after the practice was rated ‘inadequate’ and placed into special measures in March after a previous inspection last December.

Inspectors found that “some significant concerns remained” and new concerns relating to the storage of medicines were also highlighted.

Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice at CQC, Alison Holbourn, said: “We found that people registered with Dr Khin Thanda’s practice still aren’t getting the high quality care which they should expect to receive.

“Although we found that the practice had taken steps to address some of our previous concerns, we found that significant concerns remained, and we also identified new shortcomings relating to the clinical care of patients.

“We have taken steps to stop this provider from operating and are working closely with local partners to ensure people’s safety whilst the new provider is registered.”

The Post contacted the Avenham Lane Practice for a comment but were told Dr Thanda has since retired from the profession.

Since November 1 another doctor, Dr. Dasu, has been in place at the practice giving patients continued access to a GP.