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GPs must display CQC rating in practices

Care Quality Commission guidance insists patients can see ratings

Adrian O'Dowd

Friday, 10 April 2015

All GPs in England must display their rating with regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in their practices to allow patients to know the quality of service being provided, according to new CQC guidance.

The regulator said that new health and social care regulations were taking effect.

These meant that all GPs in England that had been rated under the new CQC inspection methodology were required to prominently display their rating within their practice.

The CQC has offered an online tool that will automatically generate a poster for each practice to download, print and display.

Those practices that have already been inspected have 21 calendar days to display their rating.

New rules have come into effect alongside the new Fundamental Standards, Duty of Candour and Fit and Proper Persons Requirement regulations.

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