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Morecambe bay report confirms what was wrong with the cqc and is a sign of how it’s being put right

19/06/2013

The FTN welcomes today’s publication of the independent report for the CQC about what they got wrong in their regulation of Morecambe Bay Trust.  It shows a series of unacceptable failings in CQC's past and the consequent impact on patients and the NHS.

The report shows why it is so important that the CQC does its work to a high quality in a way that commands public confidence.

The fact that the new CQC leadership commissioned and released this report is proof of a welcome and much needed change of approach and culture being brought to the CQC by its new senior leadership team.

We believe that David Prior and David Behan are well-placed to complete the task of rebuilding and improving the CQC so that patients, public and providers alike can have confidence in its work. 

We recognise that this report is just one of a number of issues in the CQC’s turnaround and that it will take them some time to complete.  Turning around failing institutions takes time and new leadership teams deserve and need space, time and support to do their work.

 

The full independent report is available on the CQC website.

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