Unity Health due for re-inspection next week to see if they are able to start registering freshers

They hope to have special measures lifted

After recently being put into special measures, Unity Health's Kimberlow Hill surgery cannot currently register new freshers arriving on campus as patients.

However, this could be set to change as the Hes East practice are due for re-inspection next week.

The City of York Council's scrutiny committee is due to hear an update on improvement to the work that has been done at the clinic on Tuesday September 11th.

A patient support group has been re-established at the campus surgery and they met for the first time on September 1st. The aim of this group is to make recommendations for ways in which the surgery can improve.

In a report to the scrutiny committee, Unity Health said: "Top of the agenda will be working together with patients on how we further improve access in the coming months when we predict an increase in the demand for our services."

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The clinic also said they have recruited two more call handlers, meaning there are now four members of staff available to answer calls at peak times.

The practice's managing partner Louise Johnston said: "We’ve been working flat out over the summer to address the issues raised by the CQC and look forward to sharing what we’ve achieved with the scrutiny committee. The inspectors are due to re-visit us later this month when we are confident that they will recognise the progress we’ve made and lift the conditions imposed on us back in July."

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