Incoming watchdog faces credibility crunch

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Regulators are learning lessons from the failures that led to the financial crisis. But not the new care watchdog, apparently. Why, asks BOB FERGUSON

As the long-drawn-out death throes of the outgoing regulator gradually subside, Baroness Barbara Young can prepare to emerge from the shadows as chief law enforcer of its successor, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). A celebratory fanfare has, I understand, been ruled out as a trifle flamboyant, though you might still catch a few bars of I Shot the Sheriff. Before she gets down to business and looses her posse on care industry cowboys, I’d implore her to do her homework on the recent record of banks behaving badly.

So far the penny doesn’t seem to have drop

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