A MEDICAL practice has been rated inadequate and placed in special measures.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited Guiseley and Yeadon Medical Practice back in August.

There are two sites - one at South View Road in Yeadon and another at Netherfield Road in Guiseley.

A report has now laid bare a number of issues inspectors found on the visit. It focused on three key areas - safe, effective and well-led.

The report says: “We rated the practice as inadequate for providing safe services because: There was no formal mechanism in place to discuss safeguarding concerns and there was no evidence of a register of people at risk of abuse.

“The provider was unable to demonstrate that staff had received the appropriate level of safeguarding training, in particular the GPs and safeguarding lead. We saw that the provider had process in place for reporting significant events and incidents. However; we saw no evidence of a thorough investigation and identified learning.

“There was no system in place to ensure regular review of policies and procedures.” It adds: “We reviewed the safeguarding policies and found that these made reference to staff members who no longer worked for the practice.”

The practice was also rated as inadequate for providing well-led services.

“Leaders could not show that they had the capacity and skills to deliver high quality, sustainable care,” says the report.

“While the practice had a clear vision, that vision was not supported by a credible strategy. The practice culture did not effectively support high quality sustainable care. The overall governance arrangements were ineffective.” It also says there was “no oversight of emergency drugs”.

Enforcement action is now being taken against the practice.

A spokesperson for Guiseley and Yeadon Medical Practice said “We’re naturally disappointed with the outcome of our most recent inspection by the CQC and are working hard with our commissioners, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, to address the recommendations made.

"We want to reassure our patients that the inspection did not identify any issues relating to clinical care and we will continue to support people with their health needs.”