GP practices and other primary medical services are now regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
This means that we have to be registered with the CQC by law. The CQC check services to ensure we meet the national standards of quality and safety, and a central part of this involves listening to the views and experiences of people who use the service and using their views to help the CQC make judgment about that service.
They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what is found, including performance ratings to help people choose care. During the visit, which is to take place every 2 years, the inspector may also ask to see a sample of patient’s records for which prior consent will be sought. All information will be kept confidential.
For more information visit www.cqc.org.uk
Our GP Practice has recently undergone a CQC inspection and the results are now freely available on the CQC Website. You can access the report below