Surgery put into special measures; HEALTH.
A BIRMINGHAM GP surgery has been put into 'special measures' following an inspection by the health watchdog.
Cotterills Lane Surgery in Alum Rock was given an inadequate rating after a visit from the Care Quality Commission in March.
The practice, also known as LPS - The Surgery, has around 2,700 patients.
While the CQC said they felt the doctors offered 'an excellent service' and 'staff were efficient, helpful and caring', the report highlighted areas of improvement including ensuring practice audits were undertaken and completing clinical audit cycles to monitor performance and improved outcomes for patients.
The surgery was also told to put arrangements in place to regularly assess and monitor the quality of the services they provided.
Doctors must send the CQC a report that says what action they are going to take to meet essential standards.
The surgery will be inspected again in six months to see if sufficient improvements have been made.