Dorset

Christchurch GP surgery out of special measures

The Barn Surgery Image copyright Google
Image caption The Barn Surgery in Christchurch was ordered to improve or face closure

A GP surgery in Dorset that was rated inadequate after inspectors found staff shortages put patients at risk has been taken out of special measures.

The Barn Surgery in Christchurch was criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection in May last year.

A new inspection in February found the practice had made a "significant number of improvements".

The surgery is now rated "good" overall, the CQC said.

But it still "requires improvement" in the assessment category for "being effective".

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