Care Quality Commission
One week left to give us your views on special measures for GP practices
We'd like to know what you think of our proposals about special measures for GP practices. Our survey closes on Thursday, 5 February.
Earlier this month, we gave an update on our plans for special measures to help bring improvement to GP practices that are providing inadequate care.
Under our latest proposals, when we rate a GP practice inadequate overall it will automatically be placed in special measures. This will give the practice access to a package of support from NHS England. If its rating has not improved within a year, we will cancel its registration. When this happens, NHS England will ensure that patients of the practice will still have access to GP services.
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Care Quality Commission
CQC report finds ethnic minority-led GP practices "not operating on level playing field"19/01/2022 16:10:00
In February 2021, CQC began work to examine concerns raised by some GPs that ethnic minority-led GP practices were more likely to have a poorer experience or outcomes from regulation than non ethnic minority-led practices.
CQC publishes new survey showing the impact of lockdown on mental health and dignity19/01/2022 15:05:00
New research published today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carries a stark message on the challenges faced by health and social care services in England and has highlighted the importance of feedback for improving care
CQC prioritises activity to help create more capacity in adult social care over winter21/12/2021 12:20:00
As many across the health and social care system work incredibly hard to accelerate and deliver the national booster programme we are continuing to keep our regulatory approach under review.
Statement on supporting visiting over the festive season17/12/2021 13:20:00
We know the importance of visiting for many people drawing on care, and their loved ones, particularly over the Christmas and New Year period. As restrictions on care homes have been revised throughout the pandemic, we will continue to monitor the situation and support care homes to implement guidance, to ensure that visiting policies are person centred.
CQC to postpone inspections of acute hospitals and general practice until New Year to support acceleration of booster programme13/12/2021 15:15:00
The acceleration of the vaccine booster programme, announced yesterday in response to alarming new data about the spread of the Omicron variant, will require a massive effort from the NHS which is already under severe pressure. In recognition of this we are postponing on-site inspection activity in acute hospitals, ambulance services and general practice for the next three weeks with immediate effect - except in cases where we have evidence of risk to life, or the immediate risk of serious harm to people.
One year on from Out of Sight – what’s changed?03/12/2021 11:38:00
In our Out of sight – who cares? report, published in October last year we made recommendations to support changes in care for people with a learning disability, autistic people, and people with mental ill health.
Our reply to the Joint Committee on Human Rights about protecting human rights in care settings22/11/2021 15:43:00
CQC have published their reply to the letter from Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP, Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, dated 29 October 2021.
Collaboration and challenge in mental health care for children and young people during the pandemic18/11/2021 10:38:00
In June and July 2021, the Care Quality Commission carried out reviews in seven areas of England to explore how services were working together to support children and young people’s mental health during the pandemic.