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BMA criticises CQC’s “misleading” banding of GPs

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 19 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6950
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The Care Quality Commission’s decision to publish information on every general practice in England has been criticised by the British Medical Association as confusing and potentially misleading to patients and for undermining GPs’ morale.

The CQC’s “intelligent monitoring” of general practices includes 38 indicators relating to patients’ experience, care, and treatment ( It has said that it will use the data to categorise general practices into one of six priority bands that are based on the proportion of indicators that have been identified as at “risk.” …

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