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CQC rates 90% of general practices as good or better

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 21 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4391
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Ninety per cent of general practices in England have been rated as “good” or “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, making it the highest performing sector that the organisation regulates.

In a report the CQC describes as the most detailed analysis to date of the quality and safety of general practice in England, the regulator found that at the end of its first full inspection programme—in which many general practices had been re-inspected—4% were rated “outstanding,” 86% as “good,” 8% as “requires improvement,” and 2% as “inadequate.”1

This was an improvement from the first set of ratings awarded to general practices before any re-inspections took place, when 4% …

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