MEDICAL care from Dunster and Porlock general practices continues to be top quality.

In the latest inspection from the Care Quality Commission, Dunster Surgery was rated 'outstanding' once again.

During an inspection in October, the practice was found to be compassionate, knowledgeable, and a 'model for excellent care' for others.

The report highlighted the practice had a 'clear vision' which saw quality and safety as a top priority.

GP Partner Dr David Davies said: “We are delighted that the CQC has recognised the good work that we do.

"It is a tribute to the dedication of the whole practice team, which always tries to go the extra mile to help patients.

"We look forward to serving our rural communities in the future by providing a top-class primary care service.”

The report mentioned the easy-to-use appointment service, as well as other services it offers such as enabling end of life patients to remain at home, and supporting independence through the engagement with the West Somerset ‘Living Better’ project.

Ruth Rankine, deputy chief inspector of general practice, said: “It is with pleasure that I am again delighted to highlight the exceptional service at Dunster and Porlock Surgeries.

"This practice is an excellent example of what outstanding care looks like.

"The service had clear vision to promote safe and quality care with high standards being promoted by all staff.

“There was a strong focus on continuous improvements to its services and valued the concerns raised by staff and people.

“This dedication and commitment pays off in making a real difference for their patients – which is why we have again found the practice to be outstanding.

"I hope other practices will see this service as a model for excellent care.”

The inspector said the surgery can improve by continuing to monitor cervical smear screening to meet Public Health England.

The CQC’s full inspection report for the practice can be found at: