Lloyds Pharmacy is first to pass CQC digital inspection

Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor has become the first online healthcare provider to pass its Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

Published 18 July, the CQC’s report said that the online prescriber was found safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

The CQC are inspecting 39 digital healthcare providers (since April), following a pilot inspection process last year to decide its online inspection methodology and criteria.

In the Lloyds report, the CQC said there were comprehensive systems to check patient identities, prescribing was monitored and there were clear systems in place to keep people safe.