Data Health Warning
After two years of corresponding with NHS.uk and the CQC, the information published by the organisations has finally improved.
The NHS site is still displaying their interpretation of the GP patient survey (GPPS), Dr Beerstecher questioned more discrepancies in August 2017 and NHS.uk explained that they now receive a feed once a year from GPPS, so their site is correct in December...
The CQC has made vast improvement s in the way they use and display data on practices, see our videos on You tube for the details of ongoing problems with the information the CQC publishes on practices (youtube, canterbury road surgery).
Comparing practices based on the responses of patients on the national survey is also fraught with difficulties, an article confirms that we should be looking at the underlying scores, as 'good' only means good in 42% of cases, whilst 'very good' means good in 85%. Maybe the CQC will catch up at some point.