The new report lays bare the scale of the task to improve and enhance care at a time of worrying workforce shortages and unresolved funding issues.
The vast majority of GP practices are providing good or outstanding care but pockets of poor quality care remain, with 1 in 10 practices needing to improve.
Lisa Annaly, Head of Provider Analytics at the Care Quality Commission, discusses lessons learned from the CQC as they have worked to monitor care quality over time.
The CQC is changing how it regulates care services, with longer more thorough inspections planned. This briefing outlines our response to its proposals.