A SURGERY involved in a major redevelopment plan has been rated ‘good’ in its latest inspection.

The report from the Care Quality Commission watchdog was the first the Kings Way Surgery, in South Woodham Ferrers, had undergone since being taken over by a new healthcare provider.

An inspector found the surgery was extremely effective in reporting potential cases of diabetes and symptoms of cancer in patients.

The inspector said patients’ immediate and ongoing needs were fully assessed, including their clinical needs and their mental and physical wellbeing.

The report said: “The practice had systems to keep clinicians up to date with current evidence-based practice.

“We saw that clinicians assessed needs and delivered care and treatment in line with current legislation, standards and guidance

“Patients with long-term conditions had a structured annual review to check their health and medicines needs were being met.

“For patients with the most complex needs, the GP worked with other health and care professionals to deliver a co-ordinated package of care.”

The surgery is expected to be a part of the Crouch Vale nurseries development, in Burnham Road.

The plans, which include a new Sainsbury’s and a South Woodham Ferrers health centre, is expected to create a total of 320 new jobs for people in the area.

Kings Way will join Greenwood and Brickfields surgeries in moving to the new purpose-built health centre.

After viewing records of how the staff care for patients, the surgery was deemed to have very effective plans and systems in place to care for people with a range of needs.

The report also found patients were very happy with the care they had received.

It said: “We received feedback from 40 patients about the service experienced.

“They had completed comment cards and 32 were positive about the care and treatment they received.

“They told us how the practice was friendly and helpful, treatment provided was excellent and how the team was caring.”

Some patients felt there was still room for improvement.

The report said: “There were eight mixed comments which stated they felt it was good service however stated difficulties with getting an appointment.”