COUNTY NEWS: Behind the scenes at a struggling GP surgery

Partner Yvonne Grant outside the Fitzalan Medical Centre in Littlehampton. Picture: Derek Martin Photography
Partner Yvonne Grant outside the Fitzalan Medical Centre in Littlehampton. Picture: Derek Martin Photography

A GP practice which went from ‘good’ to being placed in special measures in two years is facing the same pressures of surgeries across the county – and has let us go behind the scenes to explain how they are trying to improve.

Fitzalan Medical Group, which has surgeries in Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, and Clun Road, Wick, was rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following a visit in December and was placed in special measures.