The Royal College of General Practitioners Quality Practice Award (QPA) is a quality assurance process undertaken by practices, which recognises a high standard of quality patient care delivered by every member of the practice team.
The practice is proud that it first acheived accreditation as the Mildmay surgery in 2000. We then achieve re-accreditation in 2005 as East Cliff Practice. The Practice has since undergone re assessment for QPA for the third time and we received re-accreditation until the end of 2015. QPA has been replaced by the new system of practice visits undertaken by the Care Quality Commission.
For a number of years the practice has supported both colleagues in practice and others such as the Medical Research Council and local Kent organisations such as The Kent and Medway Primary Care Research Network in research.
Research Ready is an online self-accreditation tool covering the minimum requirements of the Research Governance Framework for undertaking primary care research in the UK. It has been developed in conjunction with the NIHR Clinical Research Network and the Primary Care Research Networks (PCRN). We are required to re accredit every 3 years (next due June 2018).
We hope to continue supporting research in the coming years.