CQC has no place in post covid health and social care, it was good at 1/ closing down practices and 2/ getting practices to spend oodles of time writing out common-sense policies and procedures, both severely reducing capacity. Country can no longer afford the cost of running the cqc which ultimately comes out of public purse-- CQC has not properly appraised itself and if it had --there would be no evidence of improved health care to demonstrate but the converse.
CQC please do the decent thing and say to the Government that this experiment has failed and a more supportive organisation to level up poorly performing providers needs to be brought into existence
I will insist they come and carry out a physical inspection and interview our patients
Extremely surprised to here that GPs have been doing routine smears in the last few weeks when we have had no idea of amount of circulating covid in the community and with poor quality PPE supplied to us!
Surely at this moment in time the risk of doing routine smears to staff and patients is much higher than the benefit to the patient.
Very interesting article from Canadian website on why Italy might be showing a high death rate including seeing covid patients in same health care setting as non-covid patients
This is extremely sound advice and should apply to adults as well
I am sure we have all been in a situation where when a patient is asked to open wide- they gag & cough straight in your line of fire.There are plenty of other clinical cues to help decide whether antibiotics will be useful.
Our threshold for prescribing antibiotics will have to be lower and I will be happy to defend my prescribing when the CQC crawls out of its hiding place
any covid pt visited at home there will be virus every where
with our flimsy PPE-good way to acquire it
also best way to spread it as we move from one home to next.
Sadly despite WHO reiterating that testing must be extensive and widely available in addition to other measures the UK has gone the other way
We are going into great unknown with flawed uk policy
I assume PPE is to protect us because we will now likely be seeing covid 19 cases. Thing is ---how do we distinguish a covid19 virus from another URTI etc. No easy access to test kits
no longer can we say--just a virus go home and take it easy you'll get better
Please go the extra mile
Please raise this story to a national level
The CQC which believes its improving health care is doing the very opposite
Cqc leaders are living on another planet. If anything they are contributors to unsafe care as overworked under resourced clinicians have to take their eyes off patients and concentrate on updating pointless policies and procedures which contribute in no way to well led safe effective responsive care.
Dear Pulse Editor.. please make this nonsense a national issue. The public need to know that the cqc is not improving their care needs but the opposite
What is the CQC position on this?
Pulse ----please start a campaign to stop cqc inspections immediately!
Oh dear--already overstretched GP services are at very high risk--so this also means a 5th of GP surgeries will close at some point due to illness?
To ensure GP services continue running Government needs to take away all unnecessary GP workload including QOF etc.and the CQC needs to suspend all visits until the crises is over
This is good as useless
Unfortunately we are contractually bound to provide all primary care services regardless of how busy or short staffed we are
Unlike hospitals who can close an A&E or outpatients due to overload we would be found in breach of contract
Have I missed something?
One big problem is that any alternative PCN contract that GPSC is negotiating on our behalf is confidential to us grassroot GPs.
We have little say in working up a contract which will actually increase capacity for practices. Very likely alternative will be not much better
yes does look like a nonsense article eg-if there is only one legal owner then it should have never been a partnership asset