GP launches Rate Your PCT scorecard

Senior GPs have backed a GP newspaper initiative to give UK GPs a chance to rate the performance of their primary care organisation (PCO).

Using a simple online scorecard, the initiative aims to hold a mirror up to PCOs at a time when practices face an unprecedented level of scrutiny.

Practices are under pressure from balanced scorecards, revalidation, patient surveys, practice accreditation, and face registration with the Care Quality Commission.

CLICK HERE TO RATE YOUR PCT

But there is often little chance for GPs to have their say about the NHS managers and organisations they deal with on a daily basis.

Rate Your PCT aims to give practices a chance to highlight PCO behaviour both good and bad.

GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman said: ‘This set of measures will be very interesting. It is an opportunity for NHS managers to experience the views of those with whom they work. It's almost always the other way round.'

He said PCO ratings often failed to reflect the experience of GPs: ‘They reflect their contractual obligations, they don't look at whether a PCT is nurturing or kind.

‘Most GPs would say what really matters is, "do they behave in a decent way to me, are they helpful when things are tough, are they creative in responding to problems".'

Editor's blog: How do you rate your PCT?

Nick Bostock

GP Online recommends

Rate your PCT

Read more

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Proportion of NHS GPs trained in EEA stabilises despite Brexit uncertainty

Proportion of NHS GPs trained in EEA stabilises despite Brexit uncertainty

The proportion of NHS GPs trained in the EEA has stabilised after a steady decline...

GPs split on calls to suspend appraisal for duration of pandemic

GPs split on calls to suspend appraisal for duration of pandemic

Senior GPs are divided over calls for appraisal to be halted for the rest of the...

GP fears rising over covert recording of consultations in pandemic

GP fears rising over covert recording of consultations in pandemic

Fears over patients covertly recording consultations have increased among GPs since...

Coronavirus: Key guidance GPs need to know about COVID-19

Coronavirus: Key guidance GPs need to know about COVID-19

GPonline provides an overview of the key guidance relating to coronavirus, including...

Care home vaccination to begin as Scottish minister says Pfizer vaccine packs can be split up

Care home vaccination to begin as Scottish minister says Pfizer vaccine packs can be split up

Vaccination of care home residents against COVID-19 will start on 14 December in...

How will the COVID-19 vaccination programme get underway?

How will the COVID-19 vaccination programme get underway?

Following the MHRA's approval of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 jab the government has...