Letters What went wrong at Addenbrooke’s?

Why the Care Quality Commission rated Addenbrooke’s as inadequate

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5719 (Published 27 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5719
  1. Mike Richards, chief inspector of hospitals1
  1. 1Care Quality Commission, London SW1W 9SZ
  1. mike.richards{at}cqc.org.uk

I strongly refute McNeil’s statement that Care Quality Commission inspectors “came in with a preconceived idea of what they wanted to find.”1 We were aware that performance and the financial position had declined markedly in the year before inspection, but we were not expecting to find safety, quality, and leadership issues of …

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