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An introduction to CQC for trainee GPs
Are you a trainee GP? Have you ever wondered who the CQC are, what they do, and what happens on an inspection?
This podcast, with trainee GP Devina Maru, Chief Inspector Rosie Benneyworth, and Inspector Surupa Santra, answers all these questions and more and talks about CQC's current regulatory approach.
Ideal for trainee GPs, GPs, and anyone wanting to find out more about the CQC.
Find the answers to more questions about CQC and how we regulate GPs by reading the mythbusters on our website: https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/gps/gp-mythbusters
Out of Sight progress report: an update and exploring some key themes from the report
In this episode Lizzy Dobres, CQC Communications and Engagement Manager, is joined by Julie Newcombe, mother of an autistic son and co-founder of Rightful Lives, Amanda, who has lived experience, and Debbie Ivanova, Deputy Chief Inspector for people with a learning disability and autism at CQC. In this episode they explore some key themes of the latest Out of Sight progress report, which is a full update on the review into restraint, segregation and seclusion in care services for people with a learning disability, autism or mental ill health.
Ethnic minority-led GP practices: impact and experience of CQC regulation
Project leads Dr Ayisha Ashmore and Annabelle Stigwood are joined by CQC Chief Inspector Dr Rosie Benneyworth to discuss the findings and recommendations of the CQC's GP Inequalities Project, which looked into the concern that GPs from an ethnic minority background receive poorer CQC ratings or outcomes.
You can read all about the project here: https://cqc.citizenlab.co/en-GB/projects/exploring-issues-faced-by-general-practice-services-led-by-people-from-an-ethnic-minority-background
The full project report can be read here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/themed-work/ethnic-minority-led-gp-practices-impact-experience-cqc-regulation
Further work in this area is being carried out through the CQC's Regulators' Pioneer Fund project: https://cqc.citizenlab.co/en-GB/projects/tackling-health-inequalities
Reducing health inequalities in areas of deprivation
CQC's Annabelle Stigwood and Dr Devina Maru are joined by special guest Dr Farzana Hussain to discuss the CQC's Regulators' Pioneer Fund Project, which is looking at reducing health inequalities in areas of deprivation through better regulatory recognition and the sharing of best practice.
Follow the project at: https://cqc.citizenlab.co/en-GB/projects/tackling-health-inequalities
GP practices and the impact of health inequalities
In this second podcast focusing on the CQC GP Inequalities Project, Annabelle Stigwood, joint project lead, talks to Dr Faizan Ahmed, National Clinical Advisor at the CQC, and Dr Bola Olowabi, Director - Health Inequalities at NHS England and NHS Improvement.
In this episode, we discuss health inequalities and how they impact on the ability of GP practices to do their job. Our guests discuss what we mean by health inequalities, why it's so important to focus on them in health and social care, and the role of providers, systems and regulators in addressing them.
You can catch up with the first episode in which we introduce the project here: https://soundcloud.com/carequalitycommission/exploring-issues-faced-by-general-practice-services-led-by-gps-from-an-ethnic-minority-background
Exploring issues faced by general practice services led by GPs from an ethnic minority background
Dr Ayisha Ashmore and Dr Faizan Ahmed discuss the CQC's GP Inequalities Project which is investigating the concern that GPs from an ethnic minority background receive poorer CQC ratings or regulatory outcomes.
You can keep up-to-date with the project at: