NHS Care Quality Commission Covers Up Shortcomings

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), a regulator whose job is to inspect hospitals and care homes, has recently been found to have covered up a report that exposed how it had failed to uncover serious problems at the maternity unit at Morecambe Bay hospital.

The CQC has been surrounded by controversy from the start, and the latest report suggests that senior managers ordered the destruction of the report and tried to force the whistle-blowers out of their jobs.

This is another example of NHS negligence and the ensuing cover up that is bound to lead to patients questioning the level of care that they received, not just at Morecambe Bay hospital, but at any NHS clinic nationwide.

You can read more about this report at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/10130086/Our-faith-in-the-NHS-is-eroding-fast.html