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BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 30 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1717

Regulator ditches system for banding GP surgeries: England’s healthcare regulator has abolished the bandings it used to help it decide which general practices should be prioritised for inspection after a review. The Care Quality Commission launched the “intelligent monitoring” system last November, but within a month it had to apologise for wrongly singling out 60 practices for urgent inspection.1 Maureen Baker, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, hailed the decision as “a victory for common sense.”

NHS recoups over £2m from former finance chief: NHS Protect, which investigates crimes against the NHS, has recouped £2.2m (€3m; $3.3m) from the convicted fraudster Terry Cosson, the …

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