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Investigation over wrong health information

Wed, 10 Jul 2013

David Anderson
David Anderson

An investigation is taking place to determine why the Department of Health was advised wrongly over the work of the Care Quality Commission.

It follows repeated calls for the Island’s health service to be inspected by the independent regulator after clinicians at Noble’s raised concerns about patient safety.

Health Minister David Anderson says his department was led to believe that following the body’s merger in 2009 it was unable to regulate health and social services on the Island.

He therefore told Tynwald that the CQC had no power to operate outside the UK – when in fact it could.

Mr Anderson says the department got the wrong information:

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