A surgery which was closed by inspectors has reopened for patients today (Monday, August 3), a health spokesman has told the Observer.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently visited Cornwallis Surgery twice and said it was not happy with the standard of services being offered there.
As a result inspectors ordered the surgery, based at Station Plaza Health Centre, be shut last week for up to eight weeks.
However, NHS England has told the Observer this afternoon the surgery reopened today with a new doctor.
Cornwallis Surgery looks after more than 2,000 patients.
An NHS England spokeswoman said: “NHS England worked to ensure Cornwallis Surgery took swift action to improve services, so that the full range of care could be restored for patients as quickly as possible.
“The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has subsequently authorised the practice to recommence providing services under new clinical leadership and patients can now call Cornwallis Surgery on the usual number to book appointments and access GP care.
“Cornwallis Surgery will make further improvements to ensure high quality care for all its patients under the new leadership of Dr David Jones and NHS England will continue to monitor the practice’s progress.”
Dr David Jones is now managing the delivery of services to patients at Cornwallis Surgery following the resignation of Dr Amir Mir, who previously held the contract for services there.
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