Chatfield Comes to the Support of the Firs House Surgery Practice over Quality Scoring


The use of partial information by the Care Quality Commission - CQC - to assess the Firs House Surgery Practice in Histon Cambridge has been slammed by Jonathan Chatfield the Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for South East Cambridgeshire.

Firs House was assessed by the CQC without a visit.

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Jonathan said: “It is wholly unacceptable to use limited data in this way, especially given the fact that the inspection has not yet taken place. I am supportive of performance monitoring and accountability, but any findings and recommendations must be evidence based and communicated in full. Patients deserve to have the complete and accurate picture communicated to them.”

The British Medical Association has criticised the CQC process saying: “Publishing data with no context about a GP practice before inspectors have even arrived will at best confuse patients and at worst mislead them. It will not give an accurate picture of how
GP services are operating".


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