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NHS watchdog not ready for new responsibilities, say MPs
Public accounts committee reports that Care Quality Commission is 'poorly governed and led' as shakeup looms Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, wanted the CQC to take a leading role in assessing GP practices. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA England's NHS regulator should not be allowed to take on new responsibilities planned under the government's health reforms, according to a damning report by MPs.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) was described as 'poorly governed and led' and is not ready for the challenges of the coalition's health bill or to take on the functions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), according to the public accounts committee.
Rajeev Syal the Guardian, click to access article