The Heathway Medical Centre located on Broad Street in Dagenham has unfortunately failed to meet targets following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission. The GP practice has been ranked as ‘inadequate' failing to meet any targets.

The main areas that are looked at during the CQC inspections are; safety, care quality, effectiveness, whether they are responsive and how well-led the facility is. They also look in-depth at specific areas of service such as elderly care, mental health care, families etc.

The practice has now been placed in special measures.

Jon Cruddas MP commented: "The declining situation with the local healthcare provision is a cause for concern. Over the last few years we have seen the reduction of services at King Georges Hospital, with a possible closure of accident and emergency services on the horizon. This, coupled with a lack of funding for local GP practices, cuts to walk-in centres, and removal of services at Queen's Hospital in Romford means it is ever more difficult for residents to access good quality healthcare."

The full CQC report can be found by clicking HERE

Jon added: "In the coming weeks I will be meeting with the heads of the local Clinical Commissioning Groups to discuss the problems that various services are facing across the constituency. Despite the clear motives of the Tory government to undermine the NHS it is important that on a local level we do all we can to ensure that services see improvement. As the local MP I will continue to keep the pressure on in parliament, fighting to secure more funding for our NHS across Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park."