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Routine Inspection on 12 October 2016

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

This is a focused desk top review of evidence supplied by Dr Anjum Seema Iqbal, also known as Ightenhill Medical Centre for one area within the key question safe.

We found the practice to be good in providing safe services. Overall, the practice is rated as good.

The practice was inspected on 5 April 2016. The inspection was a comprehensive inspection under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (HSCA). At that inspection, the practice was rated ‘good’ overall. However, within the key question safe, one area was identified as requires improvement, as the practice was not meeting the legislation at that time; Regulation 19 Fit and proper persons employed.

At the inspection in April 2016 we found that; although the practice had a recruitment policy in place. This had not been followed for the recruitment of a staff member who had been previously employed by the practice.

The practice supplied an action plan and a range of documents which demonstrated they are now meeting the requirements of Regulation 19 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP)
Chief Inspector of General Practice