Who speaks for the dead? Ivy Atkin and the unaccountable CQC

Desperately neglected old lady dies in a care home weighing 3 stone 13 lbs. “Regulator”, the Care Quality Commission gets busy covering it up and evading its responsibilities.

Alexander's Excavations

By Dr Minh Alexander NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist, 22 October 2017

The CQC has behaved arbitrarily and evasively in the matter of serious elder abuse at Autumn Grange care home and the horrific death of Ivy Atkin, weighing just 3 St 13lb,  by criminal negligence.

Its chief executive David Behan promised that a belated CQC internal review into these matters would be published but inexplicably, CQC later pulled up the drawbridge.

When CQC was asked to produce the document, it claimed it could not do so because it did not wish to breach its inspectors’ privacy, despite the grave public interest.

I made a formal complaint about CQC’s behaviour on 5 October 2017:


The CQC responded on 19 October 2017 and deemed my complaint invalid. However, it paradoxically stated that I was entitled to escalate my non-complaint to the PHSO.

CQC refused my non-complaint on grounds that…

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