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GPs increasingly say CQC inspection does not benefit patient care



The percentage of GPs who think the CQC inspection regime provides any benefit to the quality of care they provide to patients has fallen by 15% to according to the regulator’s annual provider survey.

The report shows 57% of 333 GP respondents ‘believe the way CQC inspects and regulates is very, fairly, or slightly beneficial to the quality of care received by people’, down from 66% in the last survey.

Increasingly practices think inspection provides no improvement to care quality, with 43% saying inspection was not beneficial compared with 33% in the last survey.

A CQC spokesperson said: ‘It’s positive that the majority of GPs felt that the inspection process was beneficial to patient care.’