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GP leaders unite in calling for inspections of surgeries to be suspended

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 23 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3438
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

The BMA and the Royal College of General Practitioners have both called for the current inspection regime of general practices to be suspended.

Delegates at the BMA’s annual representative meeting this week overwhelmingly passed a motion describing the healthcare inspectorate the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as “unfit for purpose.” On the same day the royal college said that a pause in inspections was needed to relieve the pressure on surgeries, which it warned were “on the brink of meltdown.”

The motion at the BMA meeting asserted that the CQC had continued to damage the morale and professionalism of all doctors and had failed …

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