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Clacton surgery passes inspection with flying colours
10:00am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A CLACTON doctors surgery sailed through a new required inspection with flying colours.
Crusaders Surgery in Stephenson Road West was visited by watchdogs in July.
Last year new regulations were introduced forcing GPs to undergo inspection by the Care Quality Commission every two years in a bid to improve standards.
And the Clacton surgery became the first in Tendring to be inspected.
It was assessed in five areas, including standards of care, treatment and staffing.
The results have now been released and the surgery passed in each category with flying colours.
Practice manager Georgia Kenyon-Waters said: “We were given 24-hours notice that they would be coming for an inspection.
“We were the first surgery in the whole of Tendring to get a visit so that was a little nerve-racking, but we were found to be compliant in all areas and we are delighted with that.
“There is a lot of talk at the moment about the standards and staffing of surgeries around the country, so it is pleasing for us to be recognised for the good work we are doing.”