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Online GP providers to start receiving CQC ratings


As your article implies, they have already been assessed. CQC assessments have been based on registered address. The failures of each service have been hidden by moving registered address. The response that CQC assessment's are 'unfair' is true. As it is true for every service that this organisation assesses. As a 'quality' organisation, CQC should be expected to understand how to write consistent reports, which are accurate, and measured against published standards. They should have a standard policy for review of demonstrable inaccuracies. They should have inspection approaches in primary care which address the multiple ways services are provided. They need to inspect single handed practices differently to GP lead multisite organisations. Or they need to accept that their organisation is not about quality, but control, fear and intimidation with the aim of pushing General Practice into extinction.

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03 Jan 2018

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