Inspectors to focus on out-of-hours GP practices

The health regulator, The Care Quality Commission, said the next round of inspections will focus on GP out-of-hours services.

The commission said these are "likely to put patents at a higher risk of receiving poor care than from other general practice services."

The health regulator has uncovered a catalogue of failings at some GP practices with medicines stored in a way that puts children and patients at risk of infection and rooms so dirty they had maggots.

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Inspectors find dirt and maggots inside GP surgery

The health regulator, The Care Quality Commission, has uncovered a catalogue of failings at some GP practices with medicines stored in a way that puts children and patients at risk of infection and rooms so dirty they had maggots.