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High Court orders CQC to review complaints process over GP ratings


Justice Mrs. Andrews has corrected a misconception in the CQC. They thought they could do what they wanted. But they forget, "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". Anyway, they are useless because they have not brought any improvement to the UK's health service. In their dream of absolute power, they should have been given the power to shut down failing providers IMMEDIATELY., and the consequences that go with it. "Put your money where your your mouth is". There are many ways the CQC could be replaced with much, much cheaper options. A pertinent question is 'does the CQC HAVE TO BALANCE PERFORMANCE WITH FUNDING? and pass judgement? I am sure not..This would really tax their brains! Therefore, I submit that the relationship between providers, the CCGs or LHBs and the Government (which the CQC represents) is totally unbalanced, and defies natural justice. If the GP contract is challenged in the court on the basis that it prevents contractors from a proper family life and also mental peace and also imposes too much strain mentally by frivolous complaints and generally also leads to early burnout, who knows, some sympathetic judge may rule it illegal. Has the BMA ever thought of this? If criminals are allowed to use these as defence, then why are the pillars of society not allowed to do so? The arguments can go on for ever. Retired GP who almost went crazy, working for the NHS, but, by God's grace, with his principles intact.

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19 Aug 2016

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