Care Quality Commission releases online map of GP surgeries

The Care Quality Commission has launched a publicly available online “intelligent monitoring” database, which lists the majority of national GP surgeries in terms of priority for inspection. The surgeries are ranked 1 to 6, with 1 representing an urgent need for inspection and 6 with little or no need for inspection. The database is not a ranking of best-to-worst for GP surgeries but gives patients an idea of the relative performance of their local surgeries, with each surgery having a data report from the latest inspection, where available, based upon 38 sets of criteria.

To find the GP practices where you live, you can enter your postcode or click on any of the pins on the map to find out more about that practice and download the report.

CQC provide an infographic which explains their approach to intelligent monitoring of GP practices.

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