PATIENTS in Shipston are in safe hands after their medical centre was rated outstanding by the government health watchdog.
Shipston Medical Centre was inspected earlier this year by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which said the surgery – which has more than 11,000 patients – was safe, effective, caring and well-led.
A CQC inspector said: “Patients told us that they received excellent care from GPs and the nurses and practice staff were very caring.
“People described the staff as always helpful and went out of their way to be supportive.”
And the surgery have said they are delighted with the impressive result.
Partner Dr Jane Gilder said: “We couldn’t be more delighted with this result, recognising us as one of the 4 per cent of practices nationally who are outstanding
“It is a huge compliment to the whole practice team who work hard for our patients and the community we serve.”
* SOUTH Warwickshire Foundation Trust – which runs hospitals in Warwick, Leamington, Stratford and Shipston – has been named as a ‘Top 40 Hospital’ for the seventh year running.
Trusts across the country were tested on areas including mortality rates, efficiency, patient experience and health outcomes by healthcare information provider CHKS.
Trust chief executive Glen Burley believes it is the trust’s close working relationship with community services which has led to them again winning the accolade.