Cover-up row

Ex-chief executive of the NHS West Midlands' strategic health authority, Cynthia Bower, is among those who allegedly covered up the Care Quality Commission's failure to investigate deaths at a maternity unit. Bower was the CQC's chief executive.

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Ex-West Midlands health boss named as being part of a cover-up

The woman who oversaw the NHS in the West Midlands at the time of the Stafford scandal has been named as being part of a cover-up to suppress a damning report about baby deaths in Cumbria.

Cynthia Bower was by then head of the health watchdog the Care Quality Commission which according to an independent report acted to cover up its own failings to address concerns about patients. Our political correspondent Alison Mackenzie reports.

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