This is not an "outcome" for a GP Practice, but a requirement to report to the CQC, so that patients can be confident that the CQC is following up with action.

Outcome 18 and Outcome 19 are virtually identical, as far as GPs are concerned.

  • "Outcome 18" relates to reporting normal deaths whilst under your care
  • "Outcome 19" relates to deaths of persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983


Outcome in plain English

(Note: 18A to 18D are exactly the same as Outcome 19A to 19D)

18A The registered manager must send notification about deaths to the CQC

18B Where this task is delegated, the written decision making process under Outcome 16 should show this

18C GPs have to send this directly to the CQC

18D Don't disclose the identity of the deceased to the CQC, instead, use an indentification coding system instead of the name of the patient

18E If the death relates to someone detained under the Mental Health Act 1983  Outcome 19 applies

18F - Does not apply to a GP practice

18G Inform the CQC of any deaths whilst under your care

18H This prompt lists out the requirements of what information should be included in the notifications to the CQC

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