Lake Road Practice gains Royal College of GPs Quality Practice Award…

9 doctors and 32 other healthcare staff work at the centre which is used by around 1,500 patients a week, mostly from the inner-city areas of Landport and Buckland.

The QPA has only been awarded to 242 practices across the UK. Lake Road is the only practice in the Portsmouth area to have a current QPA.

Three years ago, the 37-year-old Lake Road Health Centre had a £2m internal refurbishment funded by NHS Portsmouth, the city’s primary care trust.

The work included a new reception area and GP consulting rooms, much-improved dental surgeries, a children’s area, GP training rooms, podiatry suites, a new minor operations room, health visitor and education rooms.

For the award the Practice is assessed against 20+ categories for which evidence has to be submitted and a team of assessors visits the Practice from the RCGP for the final assessment. Staff and Patients are then questioned about the evidence submitted.

The award is granted for 5 years.