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King’s Fund is to set up inquiry into quality of general practice

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1549 (Published 16 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1549
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. 1London

    An independent inquiry to identify good quality care in general practice and how to measure it has been launched by the healthcare think tank the King’s Fund.

    The comprehensive study, which is backed by GPs’ leaders, aims to draw up a set of measures of quality in some of the core activities of general practice in England, such as diagnosis, referral, and prescribing.

    Health professionals will be able to use the standards to rate the quality of their care and to …

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