Bevan Healthcare rated as one of best GP practices in country

Inner city GP practice Bevan Healthcare has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC for the standard of care it provides to its patients, who are some of the most disadvantaged in Bradford.The rating puts the practice in the top 3% of all practices in the country that the CQC has visited so far as part of its inspection programme.

Bevan Healthcare is a social enterprise GP practice providing health and social care to homeless people, asylum seekers and refugees, across the Bradford district

It provides a full range of GP services to its patients and works with partner organizations to offer a wider holistic service which supports people to find stable accommodation, training and employment – and move onto mainstream healthcare.

Gina Rowlands, managing director of Bevan Healthcare, said: “I’m delighted that the CQC has rated us as ‘outstanding’ in each of the five key areas and awarded an outstanding overall result.

“It’s a tremendous accolade for our patients and the inclusive health service we provide. The whole practice team has contributed enormously to this outcome with persistent hard work, dedication and a fantastic attitude.”

Andy Lephard, medical director of Bevan Healthcare, said: “The team is motivated by the belief that people in the toughest of circumstances should have access to high quality care that is appropriate to them. Our patients inspire us and help us learn how to provide that.”

Dr Akram Khan, clinical chair of NHS Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “This is a tremendous achievement for the practice which supports some of the most socially excluded groups of people in the district, who often struggle to access mainstream services. It reflects the commitment they have to help people live healthier lives, whatever their background or circumstances, and support them in other areas of their life.

“Over the years the practice has gone from strength to strength, delivering primary care in such an innovative way and helping to reduce health inequalities. Its services pave the way for patients to transfer back into mainstream healthcare and integrate into the wider community.”

This is the second GP practice in Bradford to receive the highest CQC rating: last year Tong Medical Practice was also rated as outstanding. Bevan Healthcare is part of Bradford City CCG and Tong Medical Practice is in Bradford Districts CCG.

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