CWP's Westminster Surgery Rated
by the Care Quality Commission
WE are delighted to announce that
Westminster GP Surgery recently received positive news regarding a Care Quality
Commission (CQC) Inspection held, on Tuesday, 25 April 2017.
Overall, the Practice in Ellesmere Port was rated as Good with a number of
positives noted down by Professor Steve Field, the CQC's Chief Inspector of
General Practice. The CQC's report was published, on Friday, 9 June 2017.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust operates the practice and
it is the 1st GP Practice that the Trust has been chosen to run. We took over
the surgery in July 2015 and it was registered by the CQC, on Wednesday, 11 May
A number of positives were noted by inspectors that visited the site. The CQC
was pleased to report that our services were planned and delivered to take into
account the needs of different patient groups. Coinciding with this, they also
highlighted the surgery's regular debt and housing advice drop in sessions as a
tremendous positive to users of the surgery.
Among other positives noted were acknowledgements of the systems in place at the
surgery to avoid risks to patient safety. In particular, they noted how
equipment checks were carried out, there were systems to reduce the risk of
infections and to keep the premises clean.
The inspectors also highlighted how our staff understood and fulfilled their
responsibilities to raise concerns, reports incidents and near misses. Staff
were aware of procedures for safeguarding patients from the risk of abuse.
On top of this, they also highlighted the surgery's excellent work in monitoring
the access to the service so that they could ensure that the needs of different
patients were met.
They also praised the vision and strategy of the Trust and how it related to the
surgery. They said:- "CWP had a clear vision which was 'to bring about
service transformation by working in partnership to improve health and
well being by providing high quality care.' It also had six clear values which
underpinned its objective to provide person Centred care which were; care,
communication, courage, competence, compassion and commitment. The vision and
values were displayed for patients to refer to. Staff spoken with were familiar
with the vision, values and objectives of CWP"
Nick Thompson, business manager at the surgery, was delighted with the news. He
said:- "The findings of this CQC inspection are the result of the
tremendous hard work carried out by the dedicated team we have here at the
surgery. In addition to the positive report that we have received, the CQC have
also indicated some areas in which we can improve. We look forward to acting in
these areas to continue to develop our services."
CWP medical director (compliance, quality and assurance), Anushta Sivananthan,
said:- "On be½ of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,
I would like to congratulate our dedicated team at Westminster Surgery for
receiving a "Good" rating by the CQC. We know that the local team supported by
wider services of CWP have put in a great deal of hard work and commitment. I am
particularly pleased to see that the CQC highlighted our values, including
person Centred care, as one of the many positive points they had to make about
Brits invited to share their views of
Police in new national study
A new national study is calling on the
people of Southport to share their views and experiences of the Police and
The anonymous study is hosted online by Hudgell Solicitors, legal specialists in
civil liberties cases, and will gauge the nation's perceptions of the Police and
other emergency services.
The study's findings will explore themes including:- safety, trust and overall
reputation, investigating the experiences Brits have had with the Police, how
the nation feels about the force and what has impacted on their perceptions,
from portrayal by the media to their own personal experiences. People from
Southport can share their views by completing the study
Neil Hudgell, Managing Director of Hudgell Solicitors said:- "We're
currently living through times of uncertainty and policing is a hot topic,
especially following the recent General Elections. With this in mind, and as a
firm which represents clients across the country in cases relating to the
conduct of the Police and other emergency services, we are hosting this study to
explore the nation's views. The findings will help to paint a picture of
perceptions around trust, security and reputation on a national scale. We'd urge
people across Southport to share their views."
CWP and the Land Trust
Shortlisted for Prestigious Award
CHESHIRE and Wirral Partnership NHS
Foundation Trust (CWP) are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted
for a Healthcare Transformation Award, for a project run in association with our
partners at the Land Trust.
The awards form part of an event called Health + Care which was held on
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 and Thursday, 29 June 2017, at ExCeL London. Organisers of the event
say that it is Europe's largest integrated health and social care event, which
strives to build relationships between commissioners, providers and care
CWP, along with national land management charity the Land Trust, have been
shortlisted in the Improving Patient and Community Engagement category. This is
due to a highly fruitful partnership that has seen CWP utilising the lush
surroundings of the Countess of Chester Country Park, owned and managed by the
One of the main reasons for the establishing of the partnership, was to aid care
plans provided by teams at our Trust for service users. Care plans provided by
the team within CWP are focussed on individual needs, delivering appropriate,
person Centred care. Through making use of the Countess of Chester Country Park,
the specific elements of physical and mental care for service users and the
wider community can be met through a range of activities.
Among the activities held regularly at the park are; health walks, buggy walks,
Nordic walking, Green Gym, walk to run and parkrun. They all contribute to a
tailored, person Centred approach to healthcare and give people the confidence
and inspiration to actively enhance their wellbeing. Utilising the country park
has meant that health activities have been fully included in programmes of
recovery. In 2016 to 2017, 290 formal health activities took place at the country
park, with more than 1,200 participants.
Commenting on CWP being shortlisted for the award, Avril Devaney, CWP director
of nursing, therapies and patient partnership, said:- "At CWP, we are
delighted to be shortlisted for this award along with our partners from the Land
Trust. The project is hugely beneficial to people who access our services, as it
allows us to provide them with person Centred, care plans."
Working collaboratively with The Land Trust on this initiative has been a
rewarding experience and has brought great value to our organisation.
The country park is located adjacent to the main Countess of Chester Health park
site and is managed on a day to day basis by The Conservation Volunteers. Many
of our staff also use the park, demonstrating how it provides a real and
long-term, sustainable, benefit to health and wellbeing.
Alan Carter, director of portfolio management at the Land Trust, added:-
"We're really proud of our partnership work with CWP at the Countess of Chester
Country Park and are delighted to be shortlisted for this award. We hope the
combination of our long term sustainable vision for this public open space, CWP's commitment towards patient and community engagement, and the passion and
dedication shown by our managing partner The Conservation Volunteers, will prove
to be award winning."
Are you the next of kin of a
SEFTON Coroner's Office have issued an
appeal to the family of a man who died in Southport to come forward. Brian A
Wright, 53, who lived in Castle Walk, Southport died at home, on Saturday, 24
June 2017. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Anyone
who can help the Coroner identify and trace his next of kin should call:- 0151
777 3422 or email:-