Letters NHS regulator

Reorganisation and culture change still needed in the Care Quality Commission

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1440 (Published 12 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1440
  1. John W L Puntis, consultant paediatrician1
  1. 1Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK
  1. john.puntis{at}yahoo.co.uk

The role of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to check whether healthcare providers are meeting national standards, so it’s good that MPs now consider it fit for purpose.1 Why its new chairman David Prior is loudly proclaiming the non-evidence based ideology that the panacea for NHS woes is more competition …

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