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GPs call for an end to CQC inspections

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i636 (Published 02 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i636
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

GPs at a special conference have called on the BMA to campaign for the abolition of general practice inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

They want a new system of self regulation under a peer led quality assurance scheme.

The BMA’s conference of local medical committees, the local representative bodies for GPs, was held in London on 30 January to discuss problems facing general practice. Local representatives and national leaders attacked the CQC’s inspections for causing stress for doctors and undermining GPs’ confidence. …

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