You couldn’t make this stuff up.
The GP practice where the CQC’s chief inspector of general practice, Professor Steve Field, is a partner has received a rating of ‘requires improvement’ on ensuring services are safe for patients, despite being given a ‘Good’ rating overall.
CQC inspectors said the Bellevue Medical Centre, Birmingham, needed to improve its patient safety after failures to appropriately review patients on high risk medications.
The inspection comes almost a year after Professor Field told the Daily Mail that the poor care in some practices made him “ashamed” to be a GP, adding that “we’ve failed as a profession”.
In the same interview Professor Field was said to be particularly concerned by the fact that 29% of practices were found to be ‘not safe’, including 5% who were found to be ‘inadequate’ on the safety score.
I would include a quote from the Prof but, as you might expect from a medical politician, he talks about everything else other than his failings.