Mossley Medical Practice given clean bill of health

A WELL-KNOWN local doctor’s practice has passed a wide-ranging national health check with flying colours.

pill_bottleOther GP’s surgeries in the Correspondent’s area will be assessed in the future by independent health regulator the Care Quality Commission.

Mossley Medical Practice (MMP) on Manchester Road, run by long-standing Dr Christina Greenhough, was judged to be ‘good’ in five core target areas. It received the same grading in six other specific areas.

The results of the inspection on January 21, 2016 were published last month as part of a country wide CQC probe into health standards.

The MMP, which has 2,300 registered patients, was one of 316 practices assessed. Twelve were judged ‘inadequate’, 30 required improvement, 258 were deemed good with the remaining 16 ‘outstanding.’

Pennine Medical Centre, also on Manchester Road and with a separate branch at Chew Vale, Greenfield, was inspected and similarly graded on September 26, 2013. PMC numbers 11,200 registered patients.

Pike Practice on Market Place, top Mossley – registered by the CQC on April 1, 2013 – has yet to be inspected.

But it will also be assessed to check it is likely to be safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

Millbrook Medical Practice on Hollybank, Grove Road was registered on the same day and will be inspected in due course.

“There are lots of good practices around,” a CQC spokesman told the Correspondent.

“If they are ‘good’ then they are doing very well though there aren’t as many outstanding practices as we would like.

“We haven’t got round to assessing all the GP practices yet but they are in a programme to be inspected and we will get round to them as soon as we possibly can.”

The full report can be read online at


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