‘Inadequate’ Preston surgery put into special measures

St Paul's Surgery, Preston
St Paul's Surgery, Preston
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A GP practice in Preston has been rated ‘inadequate’ and placed in special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The damning report slammed St Paul’s Surgery on East Street and its doctor, Binoy Kumar, for not being ‘safe’ or ‘well-led’.

The report found there had been ‘little improvement’ in the city centre practice since the previous visit in February.

The practice also requires improvement in the areas of caring and responsiveness, although the report does state the practice is clean and tidy, the GP and nurse explain treatments well and that staff respond well to safeguarding incidents.

It was also rated ‘inadequate’ for providing safe and effective services for everyone who used the practice.

These were the findings of Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice who said: “I am placing the provider into special measures. This will be for a period of six months. We will inspect the practice again in six months to consider whether sufficient improvements have been made. If we find that the provider is still providing inadequate care we will take steps to cancel its registration with CQC.”

Dr Kumar was contacted by the Lancashire Evening Post but did not wish to make a comment.