A GP surgery says it has taken positive steps after its latest inspection left question marks about safety.

Brickfields Surgery, in South Woodham Ferrers, received a ‘good’ rating overall in its latest report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), but the commission felt its safety practices required improvement.

Having previously been rated ‘good’ in its safety measures, the report from the CQC said: “There was no evidence of staff receiving training in adult safeguarding and one clinician required refresher training in child safeguarding.

“The practice provided most care in a way that kept patients safe and protected them from avoidable harm.”

Despite the requirement for some improvement, Heather Tovey, the practice manager, took a number of positives from the report.

She said there are plans in place already to help the surgery reach the level it requires.

She said: “We welcome the CQC’s report and are pleased to receive an overall rating of ‘good’.

“We recognise there are some improvement areas highlighted within the report and we have put action plans in place quickly to address these areas.

“We look forward to receiving inspectors’ comments when they next visit and are pleased that our patients remain happy with the service we are providing.”

Brickfields is set to relocate to the Sainsbury’s development in Burnham Road.

The surgery will join with two others in South Woodham Ferrers; Greenwood and Kingsway, as part of the move. The surgeries will relocate to Burnham Road in autumn this year.