CQC media manager: I would never conspire to cover-up

Care Quality Commission media manager Anna Jefferson, who has been implicated in the watchdog's cover-up scandal, today said: "I would never have conspired to cover up anything."

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Ex-CQC chief 'hung out to dry'

The former head of the Care Quality Commission, accused of conspiring to cover up a report into flawed inspections at a hospital in Cumbria, told The Independent she has been "hung out to dry" and not given an opportunity to respond to the claims