PERFORMANCE: A GP practice in Scunthorpe has become the first in England to be awarded a Royal College of General Practitioners Practice Accreditation.

Dr Clare Gerada - Chair of the RCGP - visited Dr Kennedy and Partners in Ashby Road to present the certificate. Practice Accreditation is a quality standard aimed and tailored specifically for general practice. It enables practice teams to improve their organisational systems and processes to deliver safe and quality care to their patients.

Dr Gerada said in a statement: “Practice Accreditation is a real achievement - especially when you’re the first to do it. Today is a celebration of how hard the whole practice has worked on behalf of all their patients and carers.”