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GPs warned about people posing as CQC inspectors

The CQC has warned that people may be posing as CQC inspectors to get information.

According to the CQC website, a number of providers have been contacted by people ‘posing as CQC inspectors, who have tried to gain access to services or information.’

CQC guidance advises that practices check the ID badges of inspectors.

These should have a photograph, a copy of the CQC warrant and the signature of the chief executive David Behan (or Cynthia Bower if older). 

CQC previously warned GPs about bogus inspectors back in 2014 although at that time it said that they had no evidence that people were claiming to be CQC inspectors in GP surgeries.