Breaking news: Hastings GP rated ‘inadequate’

Station Plaza Health Centre, Hastings. SUS-150308-145748001
Station Plaza Health Centre, Hastings. SUS-150308-145748001

A Hastings doctor whose surgery was suspended from providing GP services has cancelled his CQC registration after receiving an ‘inadequate’ rating.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report of the inspection of Dr Amir Mir, previously registered at the Cornwallis Surgery in Hastings.

A spokesman for the CQC said: “Immediately after the inspection in July 2015, CQC took urgent enforcement action to protect the safety and welfare of patients by suspending the practice from providing GP services from its premises at Station Plaza Health Centre, Hastings.

“Since the inspection, Dr Amir Mir submitted an application to cancel his registration with CQC.”

A report by the CQC rated the surgery ‘inadequate’ for providing safe, effective, caring and responsive services and for being well led.

It also found the quality of care for six population groups including families, children and young people and vulnerable people was ‘inadequate’.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: “Patients were at risk of harm because systems and processes were not in place to keep them safe.

“Patients were unable to access care when they needed to due to insufficient staffing levels and inconsistent arrangements for ensuring access to GP and nurse

appointments.

“Medicines were not appropriately managed within the practice. There were no supplies of emergency medicines and the temperature of a refrigerator used to store vaccinations was not routinely monitored.”

The surgery had also not conducted appropriate recruitment checks on staff prior to their employment.

However inspectors found the surgery maintained patient confidentiality and results from an NHS survey found 88.7 percent of patients who had

responded would have been likely or extremely likely to recommend the service to friends and family.

A new provider, Dr David Huw Jones, has taken over at the Cornwallis Surgery, and patients previously registered with Dr Amir Mir are now able to access GP services at the same premises.

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