It seems that whilst the poor performers are in the minority, there are still an awful lot of people getting substandard care from their GPs.
In the past fortnight, CQC has published a further 176 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected by specialist teams of inspectors. Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all of England’s GP practices are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. The Chief Inspector of General Practice has found another 132 practices to be Good, 24 to Require Improvement, seven were Outstanding and five to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Eight reports were focused inspections which are not rated. The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 251. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 90.