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New CQC Provider Information Collection and Annual Regulatory Review

Date published: 27/02/2019

The CQC 2016 to 2021 strategy sets out their vision: a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation so more people get high-quality care.

The attached letter from Professor Steve Field is self- explanatory; practices rated good/outstanding will no longer be routinely inspected every two years, with their inspections changing to a maximum interval of five years. Instead these practices will have an annual regulatory review including the outcome of a “ provider information collection” (PIC) with an annual phone call to the practice, as a satisfactory IT solution for the PIC has yet to be developed.

The letter includes links to:

  • CQC strategy for 2016 to 2021
  • Monitoring GP practices: Questions for the provider information collection (Questions the inspector will ask during a pre-arranged telephone call)
  • Updated guidance on How CQC monitor GP practices.