Care Quality Commission
Our Eccles practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in October 2014 and was one of the first GP practices in the country to be rated as 'Outstanding'. We remain the only GP practice in the country to be rated as 'Outstanding' against every indicator.
The CQC are the medical profession's equivalent of an OFSTED rating for schools, and since October 2014 the CQC now awards ratings to GPs of either 'Outstanding', 'Good', 'Requires Improvement' or 'Inadequate' in order to help people make informed choices about their care and encourage improvement in quality across the health sector.
Click here to read our inspection reports for Eccles, Little Hulton and Willow Tree
Investors In People
We have held Investors in People accreditation since 2009. We are proud to demonstrate the commitment to our staff, because they are the people who deliver care to you.
Investors in People is a management framework for high performance through people. This prestigious accreditation is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence. We achieved this through a rigorous and objective assessment to determine performance.
Living Wage Foundation
Since 2014 we guarantee that no member of staff, or direct supplier, pays less than the Living Wage, currently £7.85 per hour. We recognise that as a GP practice many of our staff are relatively well paid, but this accreditation shows that we pay a decent wage to all our staff. We don't pay the highest earners at the expense of the lowest.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. It is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. It enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. Paying the Living Wage is good for business, good for the individual and good for society. The Living Wage Employer Mark and Service Provider Recognition Scheme provide an ethical badge for responsible pay.
The General Practice Awards 2013 Winner
In November 2013 our innovative children's project team won the national General Practice Award for best children's health team. The awards are held annually and recognise best practice from across the country.
In the same year we were also shortlisted for a Health Service Journal award.