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GPs in shock over CQC ‘risk’ ratings


The CQC needs to justify its existence by keeping itself in the news to show the British public just how it is "keeping them safe" from the clear and present danger of dodgy docs. We used to have (free to us) inspections from the health authority - and now we have to PAY this quango for the privilege of being measured against arbitrary standards that they dream up in their solipsistic interpretation of the Health and Social Care Act. If they do irreperable damage to GP morale, who cares? it isnt their remit to nurture the system, just to REGULATE it. And because their regulation is largely unnecessary, they need to create crises to justify their existence. I look at the wonderful job OFSTED has done in improving teacher morale, and suspect that CQC is embarking on achieving the same with doctors. George Orwell could probably be inspired to write a novel......

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03 Dec 2014

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