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First GP areas subject to CQC inspection revealed


18 March 2014

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The first clinical commissioning group (CCG) areas to be subjected to practice inspections from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have been revealed. 
Over the next two years, practices in Brighton and Hove, North East Essex, Cumbria, Enfield, Tameside and Glossop, Lincolnshire West, West Kent, West Cheshire, Merton, West London, South Warwickshire and Dorset will be inspected. 
The CQC is aiming to inspect 25% every six months, with every GP surgery and relevant out of hours service inspected and rated by April 2016. 

The first clinical commissioning group (CCG) areas to be subjected to practice inspections from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have been revealed. 
Over the next two years, practices in Brighton and Hove, North East Essex, Cumbria, Enfield, Tameside and Glossop, Lincolnshire West, West Kent, West Cheshire, Merton, West London, South Warwickshire and Dorset will be inspected. 
The CQC is aiming to inspect 25% every six months, with every GP surgery and relevant out of hours service inspected and rated by April 2016. 
Last week The Commissioning Review’s sister publication Pulse reported that practices in these areas will have at least two weeks’ notice of inspection, lengthened from 48 hours. 
However, the CQC has “reserved the right” to conduct unannounced inspections where a practice has been identified as a risk. 

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