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Expert view: Is the pendulum of care inspection swinging back?

HSJ care quality correspondent Will Hazell says the Care Quality Commission’s proposal to move to a less hands-on inspection system will be a tough test for its ability to use information.

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Morecambe Bay inquiry delayed until February amid 'reluctant' witnesses

An inquiry into poor care at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay will not publish its final report until February as it tries to convince ‘reluctant’ witnesses to give evidence

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Morecambe Bay inquiry has investigated more than 200 deaths

More than 200 deaths of mothers and babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have been investigated by an independent inquiry.

Cynthia Bower

CQC 'brutally discredited' Bower and Finney

Former Care Quality Commission executives were “hung out to dry” by a “flawed process” after chief executive David Behan ignored warnings about potential problems with the work of an independent review, it has been alleged.

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Dorrell: CQC failed on 'independence of action'

The chairman of the Commons health committee has revealed his concerns over the relationship between the Care Quality Commission and the parliamentary health service ombudsman.

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Grant Thornton report reveals 'delicate' CQC and Monitor debate

The former leadership of the Care Quality Commission concealed the extent of its failure to spot care problems at Morecambe Bay from Monitor, amid debate ahead of a high profile HSJ article, the independent report into the regulator reveals.

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CQC 'cover up' meeting names revealed

Former deputy chief executive of the Care Quality Commission Jill Finney has been revealed as the official who, according to an independent audit review, ordered a critical internal report to be deleted.

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Exclusive: CQC admits it cannot spot poor hospitals

The Care Quality Commission has not been able to “really assess” the safety and quality of hospitals under its current model, the regulator’s new chair has told HSJ.

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Investigation to probe relationship between CQC and ombudsman

The Care Quality Commission is investigating a claim its former chief executive Cynthia Bower tried to discourage the health service ombudsman from investigating concerns about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust.

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Behan: all managers should spend time at CQC

New CQC chief speaks to HSJ, urging managers to have career stint at regulator, in his first interview since replacing Cynthia Bower

David Behan

EXCLUSIVE: Behan says CQC will 'comment on quality' as cuts bite

The Care Quality Commission will not be afraid to speak up if the continued financial squeeze impacts on patient care, the regulator’s new chief executive has told HSJ.

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CQC could ditch annual inspections following U-turn

The Care Quality Commission could move away from regular inspections of all regulated organisations and back towards a more risk-based model, under plans being put out for consultation today.

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CQC whistleblower to stay on the board

The Care Quality Commission non-executive director who gave highly critical evidence to the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Public Inquiry will stay on the regulator’s board, despite attempts by its chair to remove her.

David Behan

Exclusive: new CQC chief executive revealed

Department of Health director general of social care David Behan has been appointed chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, HSJ can reveal.

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Senior NHS figures shun 'poisoned chalice' CQC job

The head of the General Social Care Council and a Department of Health director general are among those believed to have applied to become chief executive of the Care Quality Commission.

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Increase in patient liberty restrictions - CQC

There has been a rise in the number of approvals for measures that allow hospital and care home staff to deprive people of their liberty.

Cynthia Bower

CQC board faces further shake-up

The Care Quality Commission board faces a shake-up following the resignation of its chief executive and the publication of a Department of Health review.

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Mid Staffs inquiry to get May/June report

The chairman of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry is aiming to publish his report in the last week of May or the first week of June, HSJ understands.

Outgoing CQC chief executive Cynthia Bower

CQC chief Cynthia Bower resigns

Care Quality Commission chief executive Cynthia Bower has resigned.

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Exclusive: Care Quality Commission to get external assessor

An “external body” is set to be appointed to assess the effectiveness of the Care Quality Commission, HSJ has learnt.