Tag Archives: CQC


It’s the start of the new year and 2015 is likely to be a year of inspections. We are due to be inspected as a training practice and at some time in the year we will have a visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who are to health care and general practices, what Ofsted… Read More »


Regular readers will know that the latest reincarnation of the NHS has a pretty central role for the CQC (Care Quality Commission) in policing the quality of your General Practice. The old type inspections were relatively low key but there has been a change of leadership and the new inspections have been beefed up a… Read More »

Therapeutic writing – CQC and CRB

Regular readers are well aware that this newsletter is more therapy for me rather than an informative, life changing, therapeutic experience for you. Most of the time I feel that you should be rewarded for actually getting to the end. The purpose of therapeutic writing is to offload and share your inner worries and by… Read More »

Paranoid Doctor

They’ve finally caught up with me. Regular readers will know I prescribe to George Bernard Shaw’s idea that ‘Those who can… do. Those who can’t… teach.’ Except that I’ve added an extra line ‘And those who can’t teach become bureaucrats.’

Maddening TLAs

There are 3 things the NHS loves – bureaucracy, TLAs and controlling doctors, particularly GPs. This may sound paranoid and it probably is, but just because you’re paranoid it doesn’t mean the government isn’t plotting to undermine general practice!