The Care Quality Commission has appointed Professor Steve Field (from NHS England) as the first Chief Inspector of General Practice. This role will involve:
- Championing the interests of people who use primary medical services.
- Making judgments concerning the quality of care provided.
- Ensuring health and adult social care services are better integrated.
- Introducing a ratings system for registered primary care providers.
Initial Inspection Results
The Care Quality Commission found examples of poor standards in the handling of patient privacy, medicines and cleanliness. Concerns have been raised about a third of practices.
Triggle, N. (2013). Maggot-infested GP surgeries exposed by inspectors. London: BBC Health News, December 12th 2013.
CQC Primary Medical Services Team
Information about the CQC‘s management team for inspecting primary medical services:
All systems go for Primary Medical Services management team. London [Online]: Care Quality Commission, July 18th 2014.