A PRUDHOE medical practice is celebrating after being rated as outstanding following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Prudhoe Medical Group, which provides services to around 6,800 patients, was praised for its capacity to deliver high-quality, sustainable care.

The report noted the medical group had “an inspiring shared purpose, strived to deliver and motivated staff to succeed”.

The registered inspector carried out a range of meetings, audits and checks to monitor the quality and safety of the service.

The report also praised staff for their “skills, knowledge and experience to carry out their roles”.

It added: “Staff worked together with other health and social care professionals to deliver effective care and treatment.

“Services were tailored to meet the needs of individual patients and are delivered in a way to ensure flexibility, choice and continuity of care”.

The overall summary said the practice had “a clear vision and credible strategy to deliver high quality, sustainable care”.

Tony Hockey, practice manager, said: “This is wonderful to achieve a second consecutive outstanding rating.

“I would like to thank the whole clinical team, all of our non-clinical team, community staff, our very active patient group and all of our patients who have contributed and worked so hard to achieve this again.

“We are always looking to improve the services we offer to patients even under the current pressures within the NHS.”

Dr Steven Quilliam from the practice said: “We could not have achieved this level of accreditation without the dedication and commitment of all our staff, and the co-operation of our patients.”

And Dr John Green added: “It is the culmination of teamwork and an ethos that places patient care and partnership at the centre of everything we do.”