The latest inspection results from The Care Quality Commission (CQC) show that Cornwall’s family doctors are among the best in the country. Not only did Cornwall GPs perform well overall, but five GP surgeries in Cornwall have been rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.

Of these five outstanding practices, four are using Microtest clinical software systems to help run their surgeries. Commenting on the results, Chris Netherton, Managing Director of Microtest, said:

“It is great to see GP surgeries in Cornwall receiving recognition for their hard work and dedication in delivering standards that are above the national average. We are really pleased to find that so many of the outstanding practices in Cornwall are using Microtest software. Our role is to provide the systems that can help our GPs to work more effectively and to continually improve the quality of patient care that they offer, and it is fantastic to see them achieving such excellent results.”

The four outstanding GP practices that are using Microtest systems are Neetside Surgery in Bude, Stennack Surgery in St Ives, Alverton Surgery in Penzance, and Morrab Surgery, also in Penzance.

All of the GP practices in Cornwall that have so far been inspected by the CQC were given the top two ratings of ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, which is well above the national average.

Cornish GP Iain Chorlton, chairman of NHS Kernow, commented:

“I am really proud that Cornish General Practice has been recognised amongst the best in the country. We are now seeing our GP practices working together during times where it is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit, working in localities to design and develop the sorts of transformed services that will see more care provided away from our large hospitals.”

With its head office in Bodmin, Microtest is one of the country’s leading suppliers of clinical software systems for GP practices and has over 30 years’ experience of working with the NHS. All of Microtest’s medical software is developed in close collaboration with clinicians, to ensure that it operates to its full potential and meets the precise needs of GP practices in their day to day work.

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