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CQC inspectors publish reports on services in Lancashire

Last week the Care Quality Commission published a further 12 reports on the quality of care provided by health and care services across Lancashire that have been inspected under its new approach.

Following the recent inspections, 1 has been rated Outstanding, 7 have been rated as Good, 2 have been Requires Improvement and 2 have been rated Inadequate. 

Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all of England’s adult social care services are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.   

Debbie Westhead, CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care in the North, said:

“People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care.  If that is what we find on inspection – we give the service a rating of Good, or Outstanding.

“If we find that a service requires improvement, we will expect them to provide us with a full plan setting out how they will address the issue.  We will share our findings with local commissioners, and we will return in due course to check that they have made the required improvements.

“Whenever we find a service to be Inadequate, we will consider taking further action on behalf of the people who use the service.”

Below is a list of the 12 services with links to view the reports: 

Waterloo Medical Centre – Blackpool
Rated: Outstanding
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-542508550

Springfield Cottage Residential Home – Blackburn with Darwen
Rated: Good
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-1505337291    

Links Lodge – Blackpool
Rated: Good
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-110425603

Amber Banks Care Home – Blackpool
Rated: Good
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-270259578

Park View – Fleetwood, Lancashire
Rated: Good
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-443001668

Broadway Medical Centre – Fleetwood, Lancashire
Rated: Good
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-545238364    

Dr. Michael Zaryckyj & Dr. Martin Atherton – Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Rated: Good
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-549170799    

The Euxton Medical Centre – Preston, Lancashire
Rated: Good
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-583790642  

Old Gates Residential and Nursing Home – Blackburn with Darwen
Rated: Requires improvement
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-127514853  

Hope Residential Care – Blackpool
Rated: Requires improvement
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-416843511    

Column Care (North West) Limited – Blackpool
Rated: Inadequate
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-132102426    

Hazel House Care Home Leyland, Lancashire
Rated: Inadequate
Read the report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-123897110