GP practice is given top marks after inspection

Dr Mark Shenton , GP and Chairman of the Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG, has praised the success of th

Dr Mark Shenton , GP and Chairman of the Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG, has praised the success of the Peninsula Practice. - Credit: Archant

Doctors and medical staff providing health care services to an area of east Suffolk have been rated as Outstanding following a thorough inspection of their work.

The Peninsula GP Practice, which provides health care services to almost 4,000 patients from Alderton, Orford, Hollesley, Eyke, Bromeswell and Rendlesham, was awarded the grading by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The practice is particularly pleased to have been recognised for delivering outstanding safe, effective, responsive and well-led services. The CQC inspectors also highlighted the impressive range of healthcare services offered to older people, those with long-term health conditions and mental health issues, provided by the GPs, a nurse practitioner, practice nurses, health care assistant, dispensary staff and administrative staff.

Dr Lindsey Crockett, Senior GP Partner at the Peninsula Practice, said: “Every day, each member of our team comes to work determined to deliver the very best level of service and care to our patients. Being rated as ‘outstanding’ is certainly reassuring and something we are very proud of.

“This rating has been achieved by putting our patients at the centre of everything we do and I would like to acknowledge the support of our patients in making this happen.”

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Practice manager Linda Deabill said: “We work hard to provide education, training and support to all our staff so they can do their job as well as possible. On-going training is exceptionally important to ensure the best techniques in healthcare.

“We also support staff through regular stress and morale assessments to help them with their jobs, which can often be stressful and demanding.”

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Dr Mark Shenton, chairman of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Everyone at the practice should be very proud of this rating by the CQC.

“I know that the staff work very hard and have a real passion for delivering quality healthcare.

“They much deserve being recognised as ‘outstanding’.”

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