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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

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Hunt: 'Cover-up' CQC staff could faces sanctions

Asked whether it was fair that former Care Quality Commission chief executive Cynthia Bower keeps her pension despite her involvement in the alleged cover-up, the Health Secretary said: "I know the CQC are looking at what sanctions they have against people who may have been involved".

Jeremy Hunt added that people should face "serious consequences" if it is proved they were involved in any cover-up:

He also said that he would back CQC "to the hilt" if they decided to take any action against those allegedly involved.

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