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Independent review into CQC's regulation of Whorlton hall

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published (15th December 2020) the second report of Professor Glynis Murphy’s independent review of its regulation of Whorlton Hall between 2015 and 2019.

CQC commissioned Professor Murphy to conduct an independent review to look at whether the abuse of patients at Whorlton Hall could have been recognised earlier by the regulatory process and to make recommendations for how CQC can improve its regulation of similar services in the future.

In addition, CQC asked Professor Murphy to conduct a review of international research evidence to look at how abuse is detected within services for adults with a learning disability and autistic people and how such detection can be improved.

Read CQC Inspections and Regulation of Whorlton Hall: second independent report by Professor Glynis Murphy.

Also see Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care has published a blog updating on CQC's closed cultures work.