The Care Quality Commission's new Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards has told ITV News that the hospital inspection process "has been flawed", as it had been focussing on "individual standards and not the totality of care".
More top news
Rahman was ejected from his powerful job in April by an Election Commissioner after being accused of corrupt and illegal practices.
The service was due to start in September but there is no agreement on pay and conditions such as how many night shifts staff will work.
Would you know what to do if you needed help? Here's the official advice from the Foreign Office.