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The big question: is the Care Quality Commission fit for purpose?


The Care Quality Commission is once again under the spotlight after allegations were made in an independent report that its former bosses covered up a failure to investigate a hospital where mothers and babies died through neglect.

The regulator is facing accusations that it deliberately suppressed an internal review that highlighted weaknesses in its inspections of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust.

The CQC’s managers were so concerned about how damning the review would be that they ordered it should never be made public and that it should be destroyed.

What do you think should be the response to the CQC’s Morecambe Bay cover-up?

Your comments could be published in Nursing Times.


Readers' comments (2)

  • tinkerbell

    I hope there is some ET intelligence out there in the cosmos, cos' it's sure lacking in these government quangos/circles.

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  • All roads lead to Rome. Or in this case, the government. CQC is totally controlled by government. Like our beloved CNO, it does what it is told. Government controls the narrative, but also manipulates behind the scenes. So, in public, it can express outraged, while egging on the organisation in its behaviour. Very soon the public will be asked whether they want to be rid of the useless NHS. All those parasites waiting in the wings will be offered up as the only alternative.

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