Yet another NHS scandal was reported in the media today, this time resulting from the Care Quality Commission’s visit and investigations into Colchester General hospital in Essex . Serious findings include staff bullying, falsifying records, and unacceptable delays in cancer patients’ treatments which could have affected their prognoses and have now been referred to the police.
Why am I cheerful? Because not only has this been discovered – IT HAS NOT BEEN COVERED UP! And action has been taken that might have some impact. At last I have hope that the Care Quality Commission will be fit for purpose and that healthcare will improve.