GPs urge CQC to halt all non-essential inspections of practices

The BMA has written to the Government to request that CQC’s inspection activity be stopped in order for GPs to focus on the effort to deliver vaccines once available to those in need.

The BMA letter states that if CQC continue the practice of inspections, this will distract practices from fulfilling the vital role of preparing for and delivering the vaccination of the nation. They cite that GPs have demonstrated the ability to provide good care to their patients and implore the CQC to make the job of running a practice more efficient by removing “all unnecessary regulatory attention and bureaucracy from general practice” caused by CQC inspections.

CQC had written in response to an earlier letter from the BMA confirming its intention to continue to carry out inspections of GPs- albeit through online and telephone in order to assure itself of the quality of a practice.

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