GP practices will be required to ‘prominently display’ their CQC ratings from April this year under new rules devised by the regulator.
Practices will be forced to display their rating on their website, patient waiting areas or ‘where as many people as possible are able to see it’.
Practices which fail to display their CQC rating within 21 days of their rating being published on the regulator’s website could be faced with a fine.
The regulator has created a suite of posters that will be automatically generated through the regulator’s website for all providers that receive a CQC rating and practices will be expected to print and display them.
Chief executive of the CQC, David Behan said: “We know that our ratings are an important source of information to support people’s choice of service and the aim of this new requirement is all about helping to achieve better awareness and greater transparency for members of the public about which care services are Outstanding, Good, Require Improvement or Inadequate.”