Compassion in Care News

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Thu 22/02/2018 - Does Jeremy Hunt Condone or Condemn this?

22nd February 2018

To Under Secretary of State Care and Mental Health
Jackie Doyle-Price MP.

You’re Ref PO-1099064

Dear Ms Doyle-Price,
Further to my numerous letters since March 2017 highlighting serious concerns regarding the misconduct of CQC, I am still awaiting a response.

This delay is completely unacceptable given both the seriousness of the concerns and the fact that I have provided supporting evidence that includes internal emails between CQC board members and Department of Health officials.


Ideal Care care homes were one of the company's we exposed in our report " CQC An Going Concern" This report and other serious issues were raised with Jeremy Hunt and to date we have not had a response.
We learnt this week that Ideal Care Homes had lost its recent court case with CQC regarding the inadequate rating giving to Ashwood Grange in Dewsbury

Fri 02/02/2018 - Whistle-blowers Information

It has come to our attention that Whistle-blowers who have set up temporary email accounts in order to protect their identity when disclosing important documents via a BBC email account were unaware that if you email any BBC email account the email will bounce back if the attachments exceed a few pages.
Whistle-blowers please aware of this issue and find another way to send information.

Mon 08/01/2018 - Why are we waiting?

Read our response to the latest letter from the Minister.

Mon 04/12/2017 - How CQC are allowed to treat Whistle-blowers

Please see for the letter to Theresa May In March 2017 which was referred to the Health Department who continue to fail to respond, We are preparing all the evidence ignored so far which will be presented to Parliament soon.

Thu 09/11/2017 - Tonight's BBC News

I am responding to two items on the BBC news this evening, The first arrest in the investigation into Sussex Healthcare, This prompted a statement from Sussex Healthcare which included the words that they have " A long history of providing good care" how perverse a statement when their history was either deleted or buried by the CQC, This fact was first exposed in November 2015 in a joint investigation by Compassion in Care and Private Eye Magazine, issues 1405, 1407 and also featured in our report " CQC An On-going Concern" Which The Health Secretary was sent in 2015 and which we are still

Thu 09/11/2017 - The Gavin MacFadyen Award 2018

Award Nominations are now open

Thu 09/11/2017 - Jeremy Hunt and Health Select Committee

We have sent yet another letter to Jeremy Hunt reminding him that we have been waiting since March 2017 for a response to our serious concerns. The letter has been copied to Health Select Committee also.

Thu 02/11/2017 - Thank You

Thank you to all those who help us do so much.

Fri 27/10/2017 - Reality (CCTV) Check

Read our new report on the use of CCTV in care homes.