The CQC has published a further 86 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices. 65 practices were rated as Good, three as Outstanding, eleven as Requiring Improvement and seven as Inadequate. In addition, two GP Out-of-Hours services have been rated as Good.
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said:“What’s enormously encouraging is that our inspections are driving improvement – 90% of practices that we have re-inspected have improved since last October. Through their hard work and dedication, practices are making positive changes to the care they deliver.
“There is still too much poor care. Since we began inspecting GP practices in October 2014 we have found over 100 practices to be Inadequate. While this is a minority, this still amounts to over half a million patients in England who were not receiving the basic standards of care that they should be able to expect from their GP practice. I am glad to say that we have increasingly found that most practices that are placed in special measures use the support that is on offer to meet those standards.”