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CQC - GP Insight

Communications will begin to reach practices this week from the CQC regarding its new monitoring scheme called GP Insight.

This new scheme is designed to replace the previous Intelligent Monitoring process with CQC’s stated aim being to use GP Insight to inform the prioritisation for the next phase of physical inspections.

As part of the scheme CQC will produce an individual ‘Insight report’ for each practice and encourage it to verify the data in advance of publication on the CQC website. Practice reports will be based on a number of indicators, using data already published by the NHS, such as prescribing data and patient experience. Individual practice Insight reports will be structured as follows:

A supplementary FAQ document and guidance on the indicators and methodology used will also be published.

CQC has strenuously reiterated the point that GP Insight is designed to deliver information and not to make judgements about practices. However the GPC is extremely concerned about the proposals and last week formally wrote to Professor Steve Field setting out its objections.

As you will see from the letter linked below, the GPC has advised CQC that:

GPC has called on CQC to halt the distribution and publication of these Insight reports.

Click here to download the document "Letter to Steve Field - GP Insight 17.02.17".


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