Following news that Highley Medical Centre has been placed in Special Measures, after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission last November, local MP, Philip Dunne, has issued the following statement:
“I am aware that following inspection by the CQC, Highley Medical Centre has been placed into Special Measures, reflecting the regulator’s concerns about care and treatment, as well as governance.
“These are very serious concerns, but I have been assured that being placed in Special Measures has meant immediate action has already been taken to make rapid improvements to the service. This includes Shropshire CCG working closely with the Practice to construct a comprehensive plan to address the challenges the practice faces.
“I have already discussed this issue with the CCG, and stand ready to offer any support I can, to ensure local patients in and around Highley get the standard of medical care they should expect.”