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GPs move to resignation letters

February 1, 2016, by in News

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GPs move to resignation letters

Mass resignation of GPs has moved a step closer after professional leaders warned that patient safety is being compromised by the lack of staff and resources. At a special conference of Local Medical Committees (LMC), delegates voted overwhelmingly to carry a motion that said the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) should canvass GPs over submitting undated

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10 ways to avoid an inadequate CQC rating

10 ways to avoid an inadequate CQC rating

The Care Quality Commission has recently published a further tranche of reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach. Following recent inspections by specialist teams, one has been rated Outstanding, 38 practices have been rated as Good, nine have been rated as Requires Improvement and,

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Debunking the myths of CQC inspections

May 14, 2015, by in CQC

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When you receive communication telling you that your practice is in line for a CQC inspection, it’s understandable that your heart might sink and panic set in. After all, how will you find the time to replace those fabric curtains in your surgery with paper ones? And what will you replace your carpets with given

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CQC inspections: learning from the best

April 30, 2015, by in CQC

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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

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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

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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

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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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