If only he had worn a suit and tie….

The CQC Borg will decide…. …..in 2014 when the inspectors last came. He had explained his philosophy and modus operandi, talking of medicine as an art form, “being a human being so patients feel they know well me enough to trust, while maintaining boundaries – compassionate detachment, I call it.” “On that occasion,” he willContinue reading “If only he had worn a suit and tie….”

The CQC and Mumsnet…

I’m not sure what to think about this to be honest. On the one hand the CQC really must listen to opinions from patients (as opposed to “consumers of services”, however they have had such an appalling introduction to dentistry and general medical practice where it is quite clear that not only did they failContinue reading “The CQC and Mumsnet…”

Free Guidance on CQC Inspection from Practice Plan & Apolline

Sounds good to me… Practice Plan News Flash! You will be very interested to know that Practice Plan, in partnership with Apolline are offering free guidance on CQC inspection visits. The guidance is based on practice visits that have already taken place so really cannot be missed! Practices can access this free information through BoDContinue reading “Free Guidance on CQC Inspection from Practice Plan & Apolline”

I do wish I had said that…#2 – Is the Boa of Bureaucracy killing Professionalism?

A recent posting on GDP-UK by Tony Kilcoyne Dear All, The essence of being a Professional is to put patients’ best interests first, before our own, before any systems we may work within and even before Government Policy and experimentation. Yet it is clear such Professionalism is under constant attack and being compromised – aContinue reading “I do wish I had said that…#2 – Is the Boa of Bureaucracy killing Professionalism?”

I do wish I had said that…#1- My life in Bureaucracy

To start this occasional series here’s an excerpt from Beverley Martin’s Blog My Life In Beaurocracy(sic) From the age of 14, after reading an article in ‘Mizz’ magazine about career choices, all I knew was that I wanted to help people. I didn’t know how; I just wanted to make lives easier, the way mineContinue reading “I do wish I had said that…#1- My life in Bureaucracy”

Care Quality Commission: a case study in poor regulation – an MP agrees

From Steve Barclay’s blog, Steve is the Conservative MP for NE Cambridgeshire. Yesterday’s Public Accounts Committee hearing was on the Care Quality Commission, the regulator for the National Health Service set up in April 2009 bringing three predecessor organisations together: the Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission. Continue reading “Care Quality Commission: a case study in poor regulation – an MP agrees”

Revealed: How CQC registration is running over budget and has failed dozens of dental practices

From The Pulse Revealed: How CQC registration is running over budget and has failed dozens of dental practices By Andrew McNicoll | 20 Jan 2012 Exclusive: More than 30 dental practices and an unknown number of private GP practices have failed to secure registration with the Care Quality Commission, in the first sign that regulationContinue reading “Revealed: How CQC registration is running over budget and has failed dozens of dental practices”