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Practice inspections damage patient care – survey

January 29, 2016, by in News


Practice inspections damage patient care - survey

Patient care is being compromised because of the way in which the Care Quality Commission inspects practices, doctors say today. The demands of preparing for an inspection distract from time clinicians need for patient care, according to a survey. The British Medical Association survey out, this morning (29 January, 2016), found 80% of the 1,900

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CQC inspections: learning from the best

April 30, 2015, by in CQC


CQC inspections

The Care Quality Commission has published another batch of reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach. Always interesting reading, the reports provide practice managers with plenty of insight regarding what’s working well at practices – and what’s not so good of course! Practice Index

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New CQC Results In: 86% of Practices Rated Good or Outstanding

January 8, 2015, by in CQC


The CQC revealed on Thursday (8th January) that of around 50 practices inspected under the new inspection process launched in October 2014, seven currently ‘require improvement.’ One was deemed ‘outstanding’ by the regulator, and the rest were rated ‘good.’ The number of surgeries requiring improvement therefore totals around 14% or one in seven, compared to

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The Initial Results Are In…

November 20, 2014, by in CQC


Almost every surgery in the UK is now ranked according to CQC criteria on quality of care, with the majority of practices falling into a ‘low concern’ category. The ratings system has been put in place to empower patients to make choices about their care provider and to increase a sense of shared accountability in

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What to expect from your Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection

CQC inspection

The CQC started regulating general practices last year, grading them on a four point scale: “outstanding”, “good”, “requires improvement” and “inadequate”. David Behan, the CQC’s CEO, explains that their objective is to make sure people receive “safe, effective, compassionate, and high-quality health and adult social care”. Behan points out that the CQC has made “radical

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