The CQC has detailed the simplified ratings for GP practices that it plans to use in new-look GP inspections in England. It has also detailed plans to stop providing separate and distinct ratings for the six population groups, as part of a pandemic regulatory approach.
The proposed new GP assessment will be at two levels only, replacing the current separate ratings for each Key Line of Enquiry:
- Level 1: A rating for each key question for the location/service. This will be based on relevant evidence of how GP practices personalise people’s care and provide care for different groups of people.
- Level 2: An overall rating for the service. This will be an aggregated rating informed by our findings at level 1.
These latest proposals build on the earlier, overarching CQC strategy consultation that allow the CQC to assess and rate services more flexibly, and more often.