Messy Business

Those in glass houses should not cast stones, particularly CQC ones

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.

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