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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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Police to investigate NHS watchdog 'cover up' report

Cumbria Police is to examine an independent report into an alleged cover-up by the NHS regulator, the Care Quality Commission, over deaths at a maternity unit at Furness General Hospital.

Cumbria Constabulary is considering the content of the lengthy CQC report that was released last week.

A dedicated team of detectives will examine the report in detail and decide whether any further action is required.

We will keep the Metropolitan Police informed as appropriate.

We are committed to examining the report thoroughly, and it takes time to do this properly.

We anticipate examining the report will take three weeks.

– Cumbria Police Spokesperson

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