CQC refuses to register eight GP practices

Two GP practices have been refused registration by the CQC because the doctors involved refused to provide assurances about their fitness to practise, the CQC has said.

CQC registered 7,563 of the 7,607 GP providers that applied
CQC registered 7,563 of the 7,607 GP providers that applied

The two practices were among eight GP providers that the CQC refused to register as it took responsibility for registering GP practices for the first time.

Of the other six, one practice altered its set-up and re-submitted its application which was accepted by the CQC, and the other five remain outstanding, but the providers have 28 days in which to lodge an appeal.

Overall, the CQC registered 7,563 of the 7,607 GP providers that applied (99.4%). The outstanding 44 applied on or just before the 31 March deadline and their applications are still being processed.

There are 43 GP providers with which the CQC is ‘in discussion’ to see whether they are eligible for registration.

A spokesman for the CQC said these discussions could include the number and type of conditions to be placed on the providers.

The CQC’s head of registration, Adrian Hughes, described the GP registration process as ‘a tremendous success’.

‘GP registration is the final phase of a vast programme spanning the last three years, of registering a range of health and social care services,’ he said.

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