Public to see CQC ratings
Under new rules, as from 1 April GP practices are legally required to make arrangements to display their CQC rating prominently, both on their premises and websites.
The important thing to note at this point is that GP practices that have already been judged as ‘Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate’ have 21 days from 1 April to comply.
Speaking about the change, Chief Executive of the CQC, David Behan, said: ‘We know that our ratings are an important source of information to support people’s choice of service and the aim of this new requirement is all about helping to achieve better awareness and greater transparency for members of the public about which care services are Outstanding, Good, Require Improvement or Inadequate.
‘I am determined for CQC to be on the side of people, and their families, who are receiving health and adult social care services so they can get access to safe, high quality and compassionate services that they have absolutely every right to expect.’
To help you out, the CQC has created posters, templates and guidance on how to correctly display ratings, which can be accessed through 'Display of Ratings - A guide for care providers on how to display ratings'.
In addition, we at DBG can provide help and support. So if you are at all concerned, so please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.