A DOCTORS practice has been rated as "inadequate" for the second time in the space of a year.

Dr Anis and Anis in Golborne was handed the worst possible ranking after an announced visit by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Kidglove Road surgery was judged to be "inadequate" in three of five of the areas it was marked on, whether it is safe, effective and if the services are well-led.

The other two categories, its responsiveness and whether it is caring, has been ordered to improve.

All six of the specific services it provides for groups of patients such as families, children and young people was marked as "inadequate" too.

The report states: "We identified that not all improvements from the previous inspection in October had been made and found new serious concerns resulting in continuing breaches of regulation.

"There was evidence that some patients on high risk medicines were not being monitored appropriately and consultation records were inadequately detailed.

"Continuing concerns were found regarding the level of detail recorded in medical records.

"There was insufficient data presented that demonstrated that quality had improved in response to complaints and no evidence that this was considered."

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After the CQC visit last year, the surgery was placed into "special measures", where it will remain.

The inspection took place on May 30 and was published on August 6.

Wigan Borough CCG said it "would like to reassure patients at the practice that we are taking this matter extremely seriously".

GP and chairman of NHS Wigan Borough CCG, Dr Tim Dalton, said: “This is the first time that we have had a Wigan borough practice in this situation and it is deeply concerning.

"Our main focus is to make sure that the patients are getting safe care and we have a team of people from the CCG working with the practice to both monitor and advise.

"We need to now agree with the practice the best way to radically improve the care as quickly as possible.”