A GP practice has been given a positive report by the care watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission has rated Whittaker Lane Medical Centre "good" in all areas.

Inspectors emphasised the good work done at the medical centre in Prestwich for the elderly and patients living with long-term conditions.

The report said: "Those identified as being frail had a clinical review including a review of medication. Staff had appropriate knowledge of treating older people including their psychological, mental and communication needs."

Adding: "The practice had close links with Age UK and the Carers Centre in Bury."

Inspectors also noted it had a good policy of checking up with patients leaving hospital.

They also praised the joint work the GPs did with other health services in Bury to help those with "complex needs".

Inspectors found the practice was more than keeping up with childhood vaccinations, exceeding the 90 per cent target set by the NHS. They also noted the weekly women's clinic, and six-week baby clinic, which are both run from the centre.

Staff were found to be properly trained and had good knowledge about what their roles entailed.

The practice was asked to improve its log of safety alerts and also make sure notes taken about significant events are consistent.

The most recent inspection was carried out in November 2018 and the report was published in December.

The centred was also rated "good" at its previous inspection in June 2016.