The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent health and adult social care regulator. Their purpose is to ensure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective and compassionate high quality care. They inspect and monitor GP services to ensure they reach fundamental standards of quality and safety.

The following resources provide information to GP practices about the CQC and its inspection process:

Click on the following link to gain access to the GP section of the CQC website:

Care Quality Commission for GP practices

The BMA provides advice on how to prepare for a CQC Assessment:

BMA – Prepare for CQC Inspection

Practice Index has provided an article on best performing practices:

Practice Index – best performing practices

The following Sefton LMC newsletter, produced following a learning event with the CQC, also provides top tips: