A Midlands super partnership has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission today.

The Midlands Medical Partnership, a GP partnership covering 11 practices in Birmingham, has been given the regulator’s highest rating.

The CQC said it is one of the first super partnerships in the country to be rated outstanding.

MMP, created in 2009, has 23 GP partners working across 11 practices and has a registered patient list of over 67,000. The provider has a workforce of 200 clinical and non-clinical staff.

The CQC praised the organisation for training staff to identify and support patients of domestic violence, which improved rates of referral for victims to specialist support services “six-fold” in six months.

Janet Williamson, the CQC’s deputy chief inspector for primary medical services, said: “Midlands Medical Partnership demonstrates a strong vision and purpose to provide high quality, integrated and safe care for patients and their families across 12 practices in Birmingham. Strong leadership and empowered staff were strong features. Midlands Medical Partnership is working at scale and demonstrating impressive results. The outstanding rating is well deserved.”

MMP chair Dave Sangha said: “This [rating] is tribute to the hard work and effort of the MMP team, as we ensure a sustainable, high quality service is available to all of our patients. We will continue to work hard to ensure that we are consistently offering exceptional experiences to our patients in providing extended access, better choices and services.”