How Jacksdale measured up to other GP surgeries

File photo dated 10/09/14 of a registration form and a stethoscope a GP practice, as patients were able to compare GP surgeries in their area for the first time after the health watchdog published data suggesting around one in six may be falling below care standards. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday November 18, 2014. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched its "intelligent monitoring" database, allowing patients to see which practices were highest on the list of priority for inspections under the watchdog's new regime. See PA story HEALTH GP. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
File photo dated 10/09/14 of a registration form and a stethoscope a GP practice, as patients were able to compare GP surgeries in their area for the first time after the health watchdog published data suggesting around one in six may be falling below care standards. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday November 18, 2014. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched its "intelligent monitoring" database, allowing patients to see which practices were highest on the list of priority for inspections under the watchdog's new regime. See PA story HEALTH GP. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Concerns about a medical practice in Jacksdale have been raised in a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Jacksdale Medical Centre was placed in Band 1 of the health watchdog’s new league tables - meaning their are concerns that patients could be at risk.

The report, published online last week, revealed how treatment of patients with diabetes at the Main Road surgery was presenting an ‘elevated risk’, while too few patients were happy with the practice opening hours.

The commission, which is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England, has produced the Ofsted-style league table to allow patients to check the quality of care on offer from GP practices.

It has ranked 7,276 practices out of the total 7,661 in England, and revealed 861 practices are showing ‘highest concern’ (Band 1) while a further 336 nationally are in Band 2, where significant concern is also acknowledged.

All other GP practices in Selston and surrounding areas were placed in Band 6.

Prof Steve Field from the CQC said: “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.

“I do have concerns about access to practices. But we need to do more to encourage people to take better care of themselves and to make better use of pharmacies. We’re also sadly finding some very poor practices that are chaotic, have very poor leadership and a lack of learning culture.”

Nobody from the practice was available to comment.