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Tower Hamlets’ 0-19 services rated ‘GOOD’ in first CQC inspections post COVID-19

Posted on: 13 September 2022

The GP Care Group is pleased to announce that our 0-19 services: School Health, Family Nurse Partnership & Health Visiting, were inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) earlier this summer and have all received overall ‘GOOD’ results. 

During a 10-day period in June, CQC Inspectors visited our award-winning School Health service, which provides diagnostic and screening procedures and other universal health services to Tower Hamlet’s school-aged children and young people.

A week later during July, the CQC Inspectors visited our Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) and Health Visiting teams. 

The Health Visiting team supports the Borough’s new mums and families by providing mandatory health checks and reviews at regular intervals. Our FNP service is a voluntary programme for first-time mothers that aims to support young mothers aged 21 and under from the early stages of pregnancy until the child is between one and two years old.

Joint chief executive of GP Care Group, Chris Banks, said: “We are pleased to have received overall ratings of GOOD for the whole 0-19 service.”

“The inspection reports were quite similar with assessments of GOOD in all domains except Safety, which requires improvement.  There are several recommendations in each report, mostly relating to this domain, which largely, though not exclusively, have the workforce shortage at their root. We have already carried out some of recommendations and have an action plan for the others.  

“Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic and national workforce shortages over the last couple of years, we have done our utmost to provide high-quality, responsive services to residents across Tower Hamlets. We couldn’t have done this without the dedication and hard work of everyone in our 0-19 workforce. Thank you!”


Click here to read the School Health CQC Report

Click here to read the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) and Health Visiting CQC Report