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Dr Sharif Hossain’s practice has its registration cancelled


A south east London GP practice has had its registration cancelled by the Care Quality Commission.

Dr Sharif Hossain's practice in Southwark was rated Inadequate overall. It was rated Inadequate for being safe effective and well-led. It was rated Requires Improvement for being caring and responsive after the inspection in August 2017.

This most recent inspection was undertaken within six months of the publication of the last inspection report as the practice was rated as inadequate and placed in special measures.

The concerns identified on the day of the most recent inspection included:

  • There was no effective system in place for the dissemination of patient safety alerts and no evidence that all alerts were reviewed and acted upon.

  • There was no effective system in place for recording and storing controlled medicines.

  • There was no effective system in place for ensuring that pathology results were reviewed actioned and archived into patient records.

  • There was no effective system in place to monitor patients who were referred for urgent assessment and diagnosis.

  • There was no effective system in place for recalling patients with long term conditions who required regular reviews or for those who required periodic reviews of their medication including those on high risk medicines.

  • The practice did not keep an accurate, complete and contemporaneous account or record of the care provided for all patients.

  • There was a failure to assess and take action in response to various risks including those related to fire safety.

CQC made a successful application to Camberwell Magistrate's Court on 10 August 2017 to urgently cancel the provider's registration under section 30 of The Health and Social Care Act 2008 on the basis that there were several breaches of regulations which presented serious risks to people's life, health or well-being. The provider was referred to the appropriate professional organisations and a caretaker organisation took over the management of the practice.

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