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CQC suspends inspections in response to winter pressures

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 10 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k137
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced that it will suspend inspections for nearly all general practices and other parts of the NHS that have a “good” or “outstanding” rating, to help services manage intense pressures this winter.

The regulator said that it had made the decision in response to increased pressure on the NHS and social care, as services try to manage increased demand partly due to a rise in respiratory illness and flu. …

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