A copy of a letter to the Prime Minister protesting the Care Quality Commission’s failures, and its CEO David Behan’s knighthood, was handed in to CQC.
CQC is accused of:
- Failing the public, vulnerable service users and whistleblowers
- Failing to hold wrongdoers to account, allowing powerful corporate interests to come before care and failure to ensure safe care and learning from harm
- Repeatedly breaching whistleblowers’ confidentiality with their employers. Compassion in Care will issue a report about this later this year.
- Fielding a sham National Guardian office, that fails whistleblowers
Compassion in Care’s letter requests that discredited, current whistleblowing legislation – PIDA – is scrapped and replaced with Edna’s Law.
The principles of Edna’s Law are that whistleblowers must be proactively protected by the State, that disclosures must be investigated and that those who cover up and harm whistleblowers must be properly held…
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