Care Quality Commission
Findings from our programme of comprehensive inspections of GP practices
Our report 'The state of care in general practice 2014 to 2017' gives the most detailed analysis yet of the quality and safety of general medical practice in England.
At the end of our first inspection programme of general practices (many had been re-inspected) we found that 4% were rated outstanding, 86% were good, 8% were requires improvement and 2% were inadequate overall.
This is an improvement from the first ratings awarded to general practices, before any re-inspections. Over 80% of the general practices that were first rated as ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ improved their rating following their most recent inspection.
Regulation is supporting people to receive better care in general practice by setting clear standards of quality and safety, ensuring providers meet these standards and sharing examples of what is working well. It also encourages extra support for the sector through the General Practice Forward View.
GPs face ongoing pressures around capacity, patient demand and workload. The best practices are driving change and embracing innovation to make sure they are able to deliver even better care into the future.
Latest News from
Care Quality Commission
Reducing restrictive interventions in inpatient mental healthcare services08/12/2017 13:20:00
Yesterday, we published a guide to help mental healthcare providers give appropriate support to people whose behaviour might endanger themselves or others.
CQC to conduct further eight local system reviews of health and social care07/12/2017 13:20:00
CQC have been asked by the Secretaries of State for Health and for Communities and for Local Government to undertake local system reviews of health and social care in a further eight local authority areas.
Serious concerns uncovered in residential detox clinics: regulator demands improvements30/11/2017 11:30:00
People who are addicted to alcohol or drugs and undergoing medically-supervised withdrawal in residential settings are being put at risk of harm because many independent clinics in England are not providing safe or good quality care.
Sharing best practice from clinical leaders in urgent and emergency care30/11/2017 09:20:00
CQC have worked with senior clinical, nursing and managerial leaders from emergency departments at 17 hospital trusts across the country to develop a best practice resource for all NHS acute trusts.
Most children and young people report good experiences of hospital care29/11/2017 13:15:00
The results of the 2016 children and young people’s survey published yesterday show that the majority of children and young people who stayed in hospital overnight or were seen as a day case patient were happy with the care they received.