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Wortley’s Thornton Medical Centre continues to provide ‘Good’ care

Wortley’s Thornton Medical Centre is providing ‘good’ care to patients, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), writes Keely Bannister.

A routine inspection conducted by the industry regulator focused on whether the Green Lane-based medical centre was effective and well-led.

On both questions, CQC gave the centre a score of ‘Good’, which was a continuation from the last inspection in 2016 when services were also scored as good.

A report issued after the latest inspection said:

  • The practice provided care in a way that kept patients  safe and protected them from avoidable harm. 
  • Patients received effective care and treatment that met their needs.
  • The practice organised and delivered services to meet  patients’ needs.
  • Patients could access care and treatment in a timely way. 
  • The practice was committed to continuous learning and development. 
  • We received positive comments from staff and patients  regarding the service that was provided.

The centre was found to provide good care to all of the population groups – older people; people with long-term conditions; families, children and young-people; working age people (including those recently retired and students); people whose circumstances make them vulnerable; people experiencing poor mental health  (including people with dementia – who they serve.

Whilst no breaches of regulations were found, the provider has been asked to do some things, including continue to take steps to improve uptake of cervical screening and monitor new cancer cases which have resulted from a two week urgent referral.

Thornton Medical Centre is run by Dr Addlestone, Dr N Mourmouris and Dr G E Orme. It is part of the Armley Primary Care Network (PCN) – a group of practices that work together and with other stakeholders to meet the needs of their local population.

You can view all the inspection documents here.

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