Has the CQC failed UK dentists?

A report published today by the House of Commons Health Select Committee has negatively placed the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the dentistry world as to how they have failed dentists across England.
The report criticises the distortion of CQC's priorities by a statutory deadline to register dentists and brands as 'astonishing' that it could ever have been considered sensible for small dental practices to be subjected to the same processes as large hospitals.
The CQC should accept responsibility for this.
Dr John Milne, chair of the BDA's general dental practice committee, said: 'This report is a damning indictment of the debacle that has been the registration of dentists by the Care Quality Commission.
'The BDA has campaigned throughout this process for the myriad flaws inherent in the system to be addressed and for Government to apologise to dentists for the stress and difficulties that have been suffered. It's time for that long-overdue apology to be made.”
Flame Health are keen to hear the thoughts of Dentists. Do you feel the CQC has had a flawed system for far too long? Please let us know.

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