Number of general practice comparison websites should be cut to one, recommends Health Foundation

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 13 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5463
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The multitude of NHS and other public sector websites carrying information on the quality of care in general practices in England should be consolidated into a single site, an independent review by the Health Foundation recommends.1

The review was commissioned by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in June. Alongside the announcement of the review, Hunt sent a message to NHS staff on the new deal for GPs referring to the concept of a publicly available general practice “scorecard.” He said that this “would help support quality improvement by providing unprecedented transparency …

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