03/03/2017 - RPS responds to CQC report on online primary care services
Today the Care Quality Commission published reports based on urgent inspections of two providers of digital primary care and found that they demonstrated significant clinical safety and organisational risk to patients, with widespread failings to provide safe care. Read what the CQC said about the online provision of medicines, along with other regulators including the GPhC and GMC.
“We are fully supportive of the action taken by CQC and other regulators to shut down online primary care services that offer scant regard for patient care and safety when supplying prescription medicines. Although improving access through the provision of online services can seem advantageous, when this is done without putting in place safeguards that protect patients and the public from harm, we would expect regulators to take action.
RPS spokesperson Neal Patel appeared on SKY News:
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