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Mike Farrar has stepped down as NHS Confederation chief executive to work as a consultant

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John Woodcock is representing families who lost children at a scandal-hit hospital

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Under-fire officials threatened to sue the Care Quality Commission in an eleventh-hour bid to stop their names being linked to an alleged cover-up, it emerged today.

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Ministers should not have a "knee jerk reaction" and overhaul England's health and care regulator, doctors' leaders have said.

Andy Burnham denied pressuring the CQC to tone down criticism of a scandal-hit hospital

Andy Burnham denies pressuring CQC to tone down Morecambe Bay criticism

Former Labour health secretary says he 'was actively working to identify' problems at hospitals

The role of health authority chief Mike Farrar, inset below, in hospital deaths is under review

NHS chief 'should quit' over Morecambe Bay baby deaths

Health trusts boss, Mike Farrar, now under investigation for role in scandal as bereaved families demand he step down pending final report

NHS baby deaths scandal: MPs to quiz watchdog bosses over 'cover-up'

Former watchdog chief Cynthia Bower and deputy implicated in suppressing CQC report

Name and shame! Truth must come out vows Jeremy Hunt after report reveals baby deaths CQC cover-up

New chairman of the Care Quality Commission says that his organisation is still “not fully set up” to inspect hospitals

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