Professor Steve Field, chief inspector of GP practices for the Care Quality Commission, has told ITV News that a system whereby failing surgeries could be closed is to address 'inconsistencies' across the country.
The health watchdog is trialing an Ofsted-style ratings system for all surgeries. Those that are categorised as 'inadequate' and do not improve within six months will be placed in special measures.
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