College Surgery Partnership

Tel: 01884 831300

Opening Times: 8.30am-6.30pm

Culm Valley Integrated Centre For Health, Willand Rd, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1FE

Practice

About the Practice

College Surgery Cullompton is the centre of the practice but we also have fully equipped surgeries at Bradninch, Uffculme, Willand, and Sampford Peverell. For contact details, please select a location below:

We are a family practice offering a full range of healthcare clinics. We are committed to preventative medicine and healthy living, and to providing fully integrated care. That means that we want to keep you well instead of waiting until you are sick before we help you.

In addition to all the care you would expect from any general practice, we offer a range of health check and self help services alongside complementary therapies provided by independent practitioners not employed by College Surgery Partnership. These treatments are not funded by the NHS.

The care of your health is a partnership between yourself and the primary health care team. The success of that partnership depends on an understanding of each other’s needs and co-operation between us, see our Practice Leaflet for further information.

North, East and West Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) officially launched on the 1st April 2013. From the 1st April local GPs and clinicians will be responsible for buying services for people in the northern, eastern and western areas of Devon from healthcare providers such as local hospitals, the community and mental health services.

The area served by the CCG also includes the catchment areas of the three large acute hospitals - Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter.

For more information visit www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk

Care Quality Commission

College Surgery Partnership is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). For more information on the CQC please visit www.cqc.co.uk.

CQC Report

College Surgery Partnership has been rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commision.

View the CQC report

Care Quality Commission - College Surgery Partnership Overview

College Surgery Partnership, Cullompton, Devon is rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by the College Surgery Partnership in Cullompton, Devon to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in August 2015.

Inspectors rated the practice as Outstanding for providing responsive and well led services, and Good for providing services that are safe, caring and effective. The practice has received an overall rating of Outstanding.

A full report of the inspection has been published at: http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-552905906

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

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice said,

‘This is one of the most innovative surgeries in the country. It is embedded in the local community with inspirational leadership. I am delighted that the team has found it Outstanding.’

Ruth Rankine, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice in the South, said:

“It is clear College Surgery Partnership is providing a well led and highly responsive service which is a real asset to the people living in this part of Devon.

“I was particularly impressed with practice’s proactive work to initiate positive service improvements for patients. We found that staff demonstrated a sound understanding of the differing needs of their patients and acted on these needs in the planning and delivery of its services
 
“The GPs and staff at College Surgery Partnership have demonstrated a real commitment to their patients.

 “All of this hard work and dedication pays off in making a real difference for their patients – which is why we have found this practice to be Outstanding.”

The report on College Surgery Partnership highlighted a number of areas of outstanding practice, including:

The practice had reached out to the local community by supporting people who were  vulnerable by facilitating a walking group, vegetable growing at the practice and ‘knit and natter’ a social group held at the café on site, this increased wellbeing amongst patients who said they really enjoyed taking part.
 
The practice has an extremely engaged and active patient participation group (PPG) with over 200 members participating remotely, as well as regular face to face engagement. We saw examples of the PPG being able to influence practice behaviour to benefit patients, for example by continually campaigning to keep the branch surgeries open. They also organised health promotion events.
 
The practice was fully committed to working in partnership with the other stakeholders and has recently been part of a two year research project led by the University of Westminster with the aim of improving the health outcomes for those patients with Type 2 Diabetes and those at risk of developing Diabetes. The project, led by the health facilitator, showed clear evidence of health gains for diabetics with reduced HbA1c (a blood test which showed lowered blood sugar levels) reduced weight and waist measurements. This was undertaken over nine months and involved 124 patients. This evidence has led NHS England to sponsor the health facilitator for more work in this area.

Comments and Suggestions

If you have any comments, or suggestions about how our Practice is managed, please contact the Strategic Manager, Andrew Stennett on 01884 831301 or via this online form:

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Other ways of sharing your opinion

www.patientopinion.org.uk or telephone Patient Opinion on 0800 122 31 35.

Training

From time to time student doctors, nurses and trainee professional staff, join the team as part of their training. If you would rather see your doctor alone please inform reception. We will not be offended.

GP Earnings

All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in The College Surgery in the last financial year was £40,985 before tax and National Insurance.
This is for 1 full time GP and 13 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.