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Have your say on CQC inspections...

Take part in our short snapshot survey on the CQC inspection process and be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher

Pulse reported this morning that CQC threatens to send ‘OFSTED-style’ letters to patients in poor practices as Field unveils findings from first 1,000 inspections but we want to know your reaction to the media storm surrounding today’s report and whether you have been inspected at your practice.

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Readers' comments (10)

  • Maggots in the treatment room? so what?
    http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/03March/Pages/Maggotscleanulcersquickly.aspx

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  • I didn't find our CQC inspection intimidating however on speaking to other practices in the area we have found the approach and therefore the outcomes to be inconsistent. Whilst there was a specialist adviser with the CQC Inspector, the inspector did not have an NHS background and was unaware of some processes.

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  • if I find maggots in my consulting room, can I return them to the District Nurse for re-use?
    Can I have them tested to see if they are 'used' if we are not sure?
    Or can they be re-sterilised by autoclaveing before re-use?

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  • The survey is rubbish. Those doing most of the work towards CQC compliance are practice managers. If you tick the box on the first page as 'non healthcare professional', whch describes most PMs who are not qualified as Docs, nurses etc, you are chucked out of the survey.....

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  • yes I think that's a bit of an oversight - practice managers should be the ones asked to fill in the survey.
    As with all brilliant ideas from this government, they don't let the facts get in the way of a sensational story. I've just had an email summarising the results - only 7 practices out of 890 actually needed any enforcement action, wwhich shows that 99%+ of practices so far checked are providing good quality care to patients (and the initial sample included the practices they thought would be the worst).
    Why is the RCGP publicity machine so slow to act? Wasn't Dr Stephen Field a senior member? Is RCGP protecting his reputation at the expense of its members?

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  • the government machine is continuing its sabotage campaign against the NHS. The NHS is now doomed to fail and the first casualty will be GP land

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  • Surely these results illustrate what a colossal waste of time, money & effort CQC registration of GP practices has been. A sledgehammer to crack a non-existant nut...

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  • And the CQC has never had any public humilation !
    no that would just be training issues or some other liam excuse. Each visit should have someone named and acccountable from CQC who can be personally challenged. Like above - how can a non medical visitor who does not know primary care systems be accepted as having any sort of credible opinion.

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  • I am a lead practice nurse and the although not the registered manager I am doing a lot of the work towards CQC. I was thrown off the survey at the start too.

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  • It would be useful to know what criteria the CQC are using, to fail Practices, esp the more common ones, so one can decide whether it is reasonable to penalise practices for that reason.

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