The Department of Health has confirmed that it will grant the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the power to rate even more healthcare services, such as those that offer medical advice and prescriptions from GPs online, so that this becomes the default way that the regulator presents the judgements from its inspections.
This confirmation means that people will have clear, accessible, and independent information about even more of their healthcare services in England.
In our opinion rating websites and the quality of advice given could prove problematic apart from agreeing the legal and operating framework, experienced medical professions would be required to evaluate the advice plus web professionals to validate compliances etc. One wonders how much these new powers will cost the tax payer.
To find out more go to: https://www.clinicalservicesjournal.com/story/24925/healthcare-websites-to-be-awarded-quality-ratings-for-the-first-time