A leading figure from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was guest speaker at the first in a series of events hosted by the Primary Care Directorate.
‘The Future of Primary Care – In Conversation With...’ programme started on 16 June 2021, with insight and discussion with Vicky Wells, the CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care at the Care Quality Commission.
She gave a short presentation about the CQC framework in relation to GP practices and primary care services. Thoughts and views on key aspects, and the expectations of the CQC when assessing and reviewing primary care services, were then shared and discussed.
More than 60 primary care colleagues from across the Trust and from Bedfordshire, Luton and East London registered for the event.
The event, designed to informal and engaging, was hosted by Dr Mohit Venkatarm, Executive Director of Primary Care.
“Of all areas in health, the spotlight on primary care is the brightest and the leadership expected of primary care in the evolving Integrated Care System (ICS) needs us to keep pace with the national changes. At the end of the day, this is all about improving patient care,” said Dr Venkataram.