Medical centre scores 'good' rating from CQC

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 November 2017

Highbridge Medical Centre

Highbridge Medical Centre

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A Somerset medical centre which was previously rated as 'inadequate' has improved to win 'good' scores across the board.

Highbridge Medical Centre, in Pepperall Road, had been put under special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following two inadequate reports but has now made significant improvements.

The centre integrated with Symphony Healthcare Service earlier this year and improvements had begun to show by its June inspection, where it received three good ratings.

The latest CQC report recognised hard work which had taken place to make improvements.

Symphony medical director, Dr Berge Balian, said he is ‘delighted’ with the inspectors’ verdict.

He added: “We are committed to supporting and strengthening NHS primary care services across our practices and we are very proud of the progress made by our Highbridge team.”

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