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GP practices to feed back on ‘refreshed’ intelligent monitoring reports

All GP practices will be given the opportunity to provide feedback to the CQC this summer before the publication of their updated intelligent monitoring report.

In an email sent to GP practices, the CQC has said that over the summer it will be ‘refreshing’ its intelligent monitoring for GP practices with the latest available data’ and practices have been invited to give feedback.

However, the data the regulator uses will still be based on indicators including the QOF and National Patient Survey – but the CQC insists that it will change the language it has previously used ‘so that it does not imply a risk to patient safety.’

The move to update GP practice data with newest available practice information comes months after the CQC was forced to withdraw the ‘risk banding’ element of its intelligent monitoring scheme – after it admitted that it recognised patients would have instead perceived the publication of the bandings as a judgement of the quality of care.

The new intelligent monitoring reports will be updated on each individual GP practice profile page on the CQC website later this summer.

In an update to practices, the CQC said: ‘Over the summer we will be refreshing intelligent monitoring for GP practices with the latest available data.

‘Before we do that we will be sharing each individual intelligent monitoring report with the relevant GP practice, and will begin that process from tomorrow. We will be sending the reports out in batches over the coming months.’