From July 2012 all GPs and other primary medical services must begin their registration with the CQC. All GPs must comply with the essential standards, which cover quality and safety. Registration must be completed by April 2013.
The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting Government standards. The application process for GPs will begin in July this year. For more information about how this affects you go to www.cqc.org.uk/organisations-we-regulate/gps-and-primary-medical-services
If you would like help meeting the standards set by the CQC, Words Worth Reading can help. They offer full CQC consultancy support. For more information, visit http://www.wordsworthreading.co.uk/cqc-consultancy-support.php