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In full: CQC survey results



With the CQC’s report today and resulting media coverage, do you believe the majority of GPs are being unfairly blamed for the failings of a small minority?

Answered question: 286

Yes: 271 (94.8%)

No: 8 (2.8%)

Don’t know: 7 (2.4%)

Do you believe your practice provides a safe and high quality service for patients currently?

Answered question: 286

Yes: 275 (96.2%)

No: 4 (1.4%)

Don’t know: 7 (2.4%)

When registering, did your practice declare non-compliance with one or more of the CQC’s essential standards?

Answered question: 272

Yes: 25 (9.2%)

No: 171 (62.9%)

Don’t know: 76 (27.9%)

Do you believe the CQC process as it stands is a fair way of assessing the quality of GP practices?

Answered question: 285

Yes: 34 (11.9%)

No: 212 (74.4%)

Don’t know: 39 (13.7%)

Do you believe the CQC process as it stands is an effective way of identifying poorly performing practices?

Answered question:  285

Yes:  44 (15.4%)

No: 200 (70.2%)

Don’t know: 41 (14.4%)

Do you have confidence in Professor Steve Field as the chief inspector of general practice?

Answered question: 280

Yes:  43 (15.4%)

No:  187 (66.8%)

Don’t know: 50 (17.9%)

Is the building your practice is currently based in of an acceptable standard?

Answered question: 283

Yes:  234 (82.7%)

No: 36 (12.7%)

Don’t know: 13 (4.6%)

Are drugs being stored safely within your practice?

Answered question:  284

Yes: 274 (96.5%)

No: 4 (1.4%)

Don’t know: 6 (2.1%)

Do you believe that your practice currently provides satisfactory access to patients?

Answered question: 282

Yes: 263 (93.3%)

No:  14 (5%)

Don’t know: 5 (1.8%)

Has your practice been through a CQC inspection so far?

Answered question: 284

Yes:  53 (18.7%)

No: 211 (74.3%)

Don’t know: 20 (7%)

If your practice has been through a CQC inspection process so far, to what extent would you agree with each of the following:

The inspection was thorough

Answered question: 60

Strongly agree: 13 (21.7%)

Agree: 20 (33.3%)

Not sure: 13 (21.7%)

Disagree: 7 (11.7%)

Strongly disagree: 7 (11.7%)

The inspection was fair

Answered question: 59

Strongly agree: 5 (8.5%)

Agree: 16 (27.1%)

Not sure: 19 (32.2%)

Disagree: 6 (10.2%)

Strongly disagree: 13 (22%)

The inspection was overzealous

Answered question: 59

Strongly agree: 16 (27.1%)

Agree: 8 (13.6%)

Not sure: 16 (27.1%)

Disagree: 13 (22%)

Strongly disagree: 6 (10.2%)

The inspectors were suitably qualified to inspect a GP practice

Answered question: 59

Strongly agree: 1 (1.7%)

Agree: 10 (16.9%)

Not sure: 22 (37.3%)

Disagree: 8 (13.6%)

Strongly disagree: 18 (30.5%)

Has patient care at your practice been negatively affected by the squeeze on GP funding over the past year?

Answered question: 283

Yes: 215 (76%)

No: 42 (14.8%)

Don’t know : 26 (9.2%)

Do you believe that your practice’s ability to provide patients with an acceptable standard of care has been jeopardised by the recent squeeze on GP funding?

Answered question: 285

Yes: 222 (77.9%)

No: 45 (15.8%)

Don’t know: (18 (6.3%)