Retford: GP surgery poses a ‘low risk’ to patients according to health watchdog

Patients who attend Bridgegate Surgery in Retford are at a ‘low risk’ of receiving a poor quality of care, according to a new report.

By Liam Norcliffe
Wednesday, 19th November 2014, 8:17 am
Guardian News
Guardian News

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) ranked 7,276 practices out of the total 7,661 in England using 38 different indicators to calculate the level of risk.

Practices were graded in six bands, with Band One being the ‘highest concern’ and Band Six being ‘lowest concern.’

The Bridgegate Surgery, on North Road, was marked as having no ‘Risks’ and no ‘Elevated Risks.’

Professor Steve Field, chief inspector of General Practice, said: “There is a lot of good and outstanding care taking place across the country as our data and recent reports show.”

“It is important to remember that the data is not a judgement as it is only when we inspect we can determine if a practice provides safe, high-quality and compassionate care.”

“The data is a further tool that will help us to decide where to inspect and when.”