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
CQC publishes the results of the sixth national emergency department patient survey19/10/2017 14:10:00
The results of the latest national survey emergency department patient survey published this week (17 October) show that most people report a good experience of emergency care and describe positive interactions with doctors and nurses.
CQC response to Four Seasons Health Care announcement18/10/2017 14:25:00
Andrea Sutcliffe, our Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care yesterday commented on the announcement by Elli Finance (UK) Plc and Elli Investments Limited relating to Four Seasons Health Care.
Reporting on hospice services in England13/10/2017 13:10:00
We are publishing our report on the state of hospice services in England today.
Most people are getting good, safe care but future quality is precarious11/10/2017 09:20:00
This year’s State of Care report – published yesterday – shows that thanks to the efforts of staff and leaders, the quality of health and social care has been maintained despite very real challenges and the majority of people are receiving good, safe care.
Most people still getting good care – but health and care system is ‘straining at the seams’, making future quality precarious10/10/2017 09:05:00
This year’s State of Care shows that, thanks to the efforts of staff and leaders, the quality of health and social care has been maintained despite very real challenges and the majority of people are getting good, safe care. But future quality is precarious as the system struggles with complex new types of demand, access and cost.