Police inquiry into health watchdog 'cover-up'
Police are investigating whether any criminal offence was committed during an alleged cover-up at the health watchdog. Cumbria Constabulary said it would examine a report, which detailed how officials may have suppressed a damning internal review into inspections at Furness General Hospital.
A former CQC director of operations claimed he was sacked after raising concerns about the way the watchdog was run. David Johnstone said he was escorted off the premises, then hit with a gagging order after putting together a plan to introduce changes.
He told Victoria Derbyshire on Radio 5 Live: “I saw problems around the health check, I saw problems around how the organisation managed itself, I saw problems around how the headquarters was so dysfunctionally divorced from the operational side, so I tried to introduce a plan of improvement.”
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- 1 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK
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