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The Care Quality Commission has now started its compliance inspection programme for private doctors. Martha Walker shows how you can prepare for a happy result.

All independent doctors will have undergone a compliance inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) by March 2019. Currently, private doctors do not receive ratings; they are just classed as being safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led – or not.

Generally, doctors are being given four weeks’ notification. Here are ten things to do in preparation for your compliance inspection now.

It’s not an exhaustive list but it should help you and your staff in preparation for the CQC visit. Inspection is all about evidence. If you say you do it, ask yourself and your staff how can you prove you do it.