A GP surgery has improved but some concerns still remain, according to a new report.

Last year, The Umar Medical Centre in Lime Street in Blackburn, was rated as inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Now renamed as Olive Medical Practice and under new management, it has recently been given a requires improvement rating by the health and social care regulator.

CQC inspectors noted that patients had concerns with appointment and telephone access and that rates of cervical screening were significantly below national averages.

But it praised staff at the practice team as positive and enthusiastic.

Donna Middleton, manager of the practice, said: “We realise that there are more improvements that need doing and we’re working towards that.

“We have a very good team who are all putting in the hard work and know what needs doing.

“We are satisfied with the improvements but realise there is more to do.”