Prof.Field should understand that inspections on their own will not remedy the shortcomings of any underperforming GPs.
The remedy is to visit and talk to, and understand the difficulties that a particular GP may be facing.This should be very frank and without threat.Then make suggestions and offer concrete help,like money or additional staff or better premises or education.
At best the CQC inspection MAY be a way of identifying underperforming GPs .Local health boards should be able to identify under performers from their data and act to prevent them failing, well in advance.In fact, there is no need for the CQC at all !!
To Anonymous, salaried GP, date 7th August 2015.
Thanks for your comment. That is what bureaucracy is. When we are fully versed in it, everything will stop working.
Dr Cundy is absolutely correct.The BMA needs to correct it's guidance.