Chief hospital inspector defends scrutiny systemBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1911 (Published 04 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1911
- Gareth Iacobucci
England’s chief inspector of hospitals, Mike Richards, has issued a robust defence of healthcare inspections after a prominent health commentator labelled them a waste of money that led to problems being covered up in the NHS.
In a debate at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester on 3 March, Richards insisted that the new inspection regime by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) would raise quality and highlight good performance, as well as rooting out poor care in the system. …