Commission’s inspections of primary care may be overly bureaucratic, GPs warn

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 11 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1941
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1BMJ

    Plans for general practices to be checked by a newly established inspection body should not mean yet another layer of bureaucracy for GPs, one of their leaders has said.

    John Canning, chairman of a BMA subcommittee on GP contracts and performance, also said that the Care Quality Commission, which has taken over the work of three inspection bodies, including the Healthcare Commission, should be sensitive to variation among general practices.

    Dr Canning was speaking at a conference in London on Thursday 7 May looking at the work of the new …

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