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CQC abolishes bandings for GP practices

Post date: 01/05/2015 | Time to read article: 1 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 18/05/2020

The CQC has agreed not to use bandings for GP intelligent monitoring, following a thorough review of last year’s process and outcomes.

They have corrected intelligent monitoring reports to improve them, particularly around the analysis of variation between practices, so that they do not imply a risk to patient safety.

The Royal College of General Practitioners chair, Dr Maureen Baker, said: “We are pleased that the CQC has acted on our concerns and agreed to abolish the banding system until a suitable alternative can be agreed by all relevant parties.

“It is essential to remember that the vast majority of practices are doing an excellent job of delivering patient care to the highest possible quality standards.”

Read the full story on the CQC’s website 

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