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BMA calls for review of GMC and CQC processes


As a former GP appraiser, I have no doubt from my first hand experience that the A&R processes and the CQC’s style of inspections have been and continue to be major contributors to the workforce crisis and the transition from partner model to salaried GP. Only last week, I heard from a local practice manager about an inappropriately hostile CQC inspection of a local practice, in which I have appraised several GPS and which provides really excellent primary care. One of the partners, in their late 50’s is now seriously considering retirement, which sadly will not be followed by any Locum work. We have allowed the progressive destruction of our discipline, general practice, which has been done under the banner of regulation and inspection. The situation is now unrecoverable and as a patient I fear for the continuity of my care and for the care delivered to my relatives. Collectively, we are complicit in a national tragedy.

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03 Jul 2019

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