NHS Clinical Commissioners say CQC fees increase will be detrimental to patients

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NHSCC has criticised the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) proposals to substantially increase its fees for regulating general practice services, stating that this would be detrimental to services being provided for patients.

Responding to the regulator’s consultation on the fees increases, NHSCC raises concerns about the disproportionate financial burden this will place on general practice at a time when its members are looking to invest further in primary care in line with the Five Year Forward View. The NHSCC response also highlights and shares the concerns expressed by the Public Accounts Committee that the CQC has not yet demonstrated its value in driving quality improvement through regulating general practice in the way that it currently does.

NHSCC co-chair, and Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Blackpool CCG, Dr Amanda Doyle said:

“We are extremely concerned about the impact that the proposed CQC fee increases will have on the…

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