PERFORMANCE: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has a higher proportion of GP practices “under review” than any other in London.

Twelve of the borough’s 42 practices, 28.5 per cent, were “review identified” in a document obtained by HSJ.

The rating is the lowest of the four categories trusts can fall under in NHS London’s GP Outcomes Standards and Framework.

This means the director of primary care for the borough was obliged to investigate each of the practices and report back to NHS London’s Primary Care Performance Leadership Group on whether they had identified “quality and safety risks”.

Sixteen practices in Kensington and Chelsea were rated as “approaching review”, with 13 in the “achieving” category and only one in “higher achieving”.

The document was presented to to the Primary Care PLG in July and gave an August 15 deadline for identifying potentially sub-standard practices.

It is not known what the results of this work were.