Ordsall Heath Surgery is proud to announce they have been awarded the prestigious Royal College of General Practitioners Practice Accreditation award.
We are the first practice in Salford to have achieved the award and only 6 other practices in the UK have been awarded it.
Practices have 24 months to complete the process and once accredited retain the award for three years. To achieve the award practices have to demonstrate that they meet 78 quality standards. These standards cover a wide range of key areas in general practice, like addressing health inequalities, practice management, premises management, working as a team, being a learning organisation and supporting patients and carers.
The Practice Accreditation standards have been developed in partnership with the University of Manchester and in collaboration with the General Medical Council, Royal College of Nursing, Care Quality Commission, Department of Health, NHS Confederation Primary Care Trusts and Patient Participation Groups. The rigorously tested framework enables practice teams to review and improve the quality of care they offer their patients.
Staff at Ordsall Health Surgery began their journey towards accreditation in September 2011 and completed it in October 2013. The process was lead by Dr Katharine Saxby the senior partner. Her focus and enthusiasm was the driving force behind the award, ensuring the team worked together and that contributions from across the practice were on time.
Dr Katharine Saxby said: "We are delighted to receive this award. At Ordsall Health Surgery, the whole team strive to deliver high quality primary health care, and this award, just a year after moving to our new purpose-built surgery, is like the icing on the cake. It is a fantastic achievement of the practice. We have worked exceedingly hard as a practice to develop and improve the services we offer and would like to thank all our staff and our patients for their help and contribution to this process."