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Your spotlight on local services

Care Quality Commission publishes four reports on Outstanding rated GP practices in the North region


The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by four GP practices in the North region to be Outstanding.

Under CQC’s programme of inspections, all England’s GP practices are given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. 

These GP services were found to be providing an exemplary service to their patients when CQC inspected.   

The reports detailing inspectors’ findings have now been published and are available on CQC’s website.

Practice name



Tennant Street Medical Centre

Hartlepool and Stockton Health Ltd,
Tennant Street,
Stockton On Tees,
TS18 2A


Eaglescliffe Health Centre

Hartlepool and Stockton Health Ltd, Sunningdale Drive,
TS16 9EA


WoodBridge Practice

Hartlepool and Stockton Health Ltd,
Ingleby Barwick,
Stockton On Tees,
TS17 0WG


Chadwick Medical Practice

Hartlepool and Stockton Health Ltd,
Park Road,
TS24 7PW



Beverley Cole, Head of General Practice and Integrated Care Inspection, said:

“People that use services deserve to receive high-quality individualised care and support that meets their needs.   

“These GP practices are a great example of what Outstanding care looks like and are providing an exemplary service to the people living in the areas they serve.

“The hard work of the staff who work at these services is making a real difference to patients. This is why we have found these practices to be Outstanding.”


For further information, please contact Regional Engagement Manager, Louise Grifferty Louise.Grifferty@cqc.org.uk on 07717 422917 or Regional Engagement Officer Mark Humphreys mark.humphreys@cqc.org.uk 01912011675 / 07384 902 623.

Journalists wishing to speak to the press office outside of office hours can find out how to contact the team here: http://www.cqc.org.uk/media/our-media-office

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About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive care, and we encourage care services to improve. We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.