John Burton shares his thoughts on the Cynthia Bower leaving her post. Cynthia Bower will be paid her £200k salary until September, and will then be able to take a £200k lump sum and a £65k p.a. index-linked pension for the rest of her life. Not a bad deal in return for leading CQC nowhere for three years.
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The head of the body regulating health and social care has announced her resignation - as a critical government report into its work is published.
The Department of Health has published the report of its Performance and Capability Review of the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
New research suggests nursing home residents over the age of 65 who take certain antipsychotic medications for dementia are at an increased risk of death.
Some relatives of pensioners are hiding their parents' full wealth to avoid paying care home fees and many local authorities are failing to use the available legal powers to claw the money back.
Concerns have been raised about a new website that lets people post their thoughts on care providers in England.