A GP surgery has turned its fortunes around after being told to improve by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last year.

Shadsworth Surgery, in Blackburn, was given a 'requires improvement' rating in December 2018, but it has now been judged to be 'good' in all areas and overall following a recent inspection.

Inspectors said in a report: "The practice had made improvements in the way they did pre-employment checks.

"Patients received effective care and treatment that met their needs.

"Patients commented that staff were caring, kind and professional."

The surgery is part of the Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group and provides services to 18,585 patients under the terms of a personal medical services (PMS) contract.

The report added: "Staff were well trained and competent in the delivery of good patient care.

"The way the practice was led and managed promoted the delivery of high-quality, person-centred care."