MPs criticise CQC 'failures'

The Care Quality Commission, the regulator of health and social care in England, has not earned public confidence, a scathing report by the Health Select Committee has concluded.

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MPs' report highly critical of social care watchdog

The Care Quality Commission regulates health and social care services in England. Credit: PA

The regulator of health and social care in England has not earned public confidence, a scathing report by MPs has concluded.

Failures in the registration process and the handling of a whistle-blowing board member have "further undermined" public assurance in the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Health Select Committee said.

And despite "sustained criticism" the organisation has failed to define its core purpose, it added.

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