The Care Quality Commission and Turkeys

The best way to create a useless regulator is not to make it toothless, but to make it stupid.  When Cynthia Bower became the CEO of the Care Quality Commission, the first thing she did was to preside over a mass cull – in her first year the accounts show £20million worth of redundancy pay offs.  But who were the people culled?

Dr Heather Wood testified to the Mid Staffs Independent Inquiry that Cynthia was ruthless in getting rid of the medically qualified inspection team.  Why so ruthless?  It was Dr Heather Wood who uncovered the harm at Mid Staffs.  And who was the boss of the West Midlands SHA at the time, the responsible SHA?  Step forward…  Cynthia Bower, who commissioned a lame piece of research from the University of Birmingham claiming the mortality rate had no reliable link with “quality of care hypotheses”.

When Cynthia arrived at the Care Quality Commission, she took the opportunity to equal the scores, and Dr Heather Wood was paid off and gagged, and had to  be compelled to give evidence to the Mid Staffs Inquiry.

So how many staff at the Care Quality Commission now have any medical or nursing qualification, or have spent any time in hospitals?  Medical Harm made an FOI request, to which we received various excuses:  that it would take too long to find out.  We were surprised by this answer, since we suspect the answer is,  “none”.

The Care Quality Commission did however agree to give us a spreadsheet of all job adverts for the last year.  As we suspected none required any medical or nursing qualification.

Medical Harm was however pleased to learn that a “Deputy Director of Operations” needs the following qualifications:  “none required”.  What about a “Registration Assessor”, judging the quality of care in an all important test?  Qualifications:  “none required”.  As for a “Senior Analyst”, another important position, yes, “none required”.

For the full picture of exactly the type of people being employed to run the Care Quality Commission, please see the full spreadsheet below.

Regulation is as much about the people doing it, as it is about the expensive management consultants who can design boffin-inspired “processes”.  Please see our next post about Cynthia Bower’s career, and consider whether the Care Quality Commission has been turned into a blind and dumb bureaucratic monster, fumbling amongst pieces of paper.

Job Title Wholetime Equivalent Create Date Qualifications on JD
Performance Assessment Manager 1 02-Sep-10 None required
Shared Services Team Leaders 1 06-Sep-10 Educated to NVQ level 4 in customer service, business administration or equivalent operational experience
Regional Intelligence and Evidence Officer (FTC until 02/09/11) 1 07-Sep-10 None required
Children’s Services Inspector 1 10-Sep-10 None required
Media Manager 1 22-Sep-10 None required
Media Manager 1 22-Sep-10 None required
Children’s Services / YOT Support 1 28-Sep-10 None required
Internal Auditors 2 28-Sep-10 None required
Operational Risk Officer 1 28-Sep-10 None required
Senior Business Services (East Midlands) 1 28-Sep-10 None required
Chief Statistician – Maternity Cover 1 13-Oct-10 Post graduate qualification statistics or a related discipline.
Head Of Quality Risk Profile 1 13-Oct-10 None required
Shared Services Project Manager – Maternity Cover 1 13-Oct-10 None required
Business Services 0.4 14-Oct-10 None required
Senior Business Services 1 14-Oct-10 None required
Team Leader x 2 (Operations Intelligence) 2 19-Oct-10 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Analyst – Fixed Term Contract 1 10-Nov-10 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Analyst x 5 4 10-Nov-10 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Business Manager (Governance & Legal Services) 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Business Manager (Human Resources) 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Business Systems Analyst and Testing Manager 1 10-Nov-10 Qualified to ISEB Practitioner level in Business Systems Analysis or equivalent.
Communications Manager 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Communications Officer – Fixed Term Contract 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Communications Officer (Communications Delivery) 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Designer 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Digital Communications Content Manager 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Digital Communications Manager 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Engagement and Communications Manager 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Finance Administrator x 2 2 10-Nov-10 None required
Finance Performance Manager 1 10-Nov-10 Qualified Accountant
Finance Reporting Analyst 1 10-Nov-10 Part Qualified Accountant
Financial Accountant 1 10-Nov-10 Qualified Accountant
Financial Controller 1 10-Nov-10 Qualified Accountant
HR Coordinator 1 10-Nov-10 None required
HR Operations Advisor (Advice & Guidance) 1 10-Nov-10 Relevant HR qualification
HR Operations Advisor (Recruitment) 1 10-Nov-10 Relevant HR qualification
HR Operations Manager 1 10-Nov-10 Relevant HR qualification
HR Systems & Workforce Officer 1 10-Nov-10 Relevant IT system qualification desirable
ICT Training Manager 1 10-Nov-10 Ideally educated to degree level with a professional qualification (CIPD) or equivalent work based experience.
Information Governance Officer x 2 2 10-Nov-10 Undergraduate degree (preferably in law) or equivalent work experience.
Involvement Officer x 3 3 10-Nov-10 None required
IT Service Analyst x 2 2 10-Nov-10 ISEB Foundation Certificates in ITIL Service Management and Prince 2 ICT Project Management.
Learning and Development Manager 1 10-Nov-10 Educated to Degree level with a professional qualification (CIPD) or equivalent work based experience
Marketing Services Manager x 2 2 10-Nov-10 None required
Marketing Services Programme Manager 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Policy Manager 1 10-Nov-10 Educated to degree level or equivalent
Private Secretary 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Programme Manager (Digital Communications) 2 10-Nov-10 Graduate or equivalent experience.
Programme Manager (Regulatory Development Programmes) 1 10-Nov-10 Graduate or equivalent experience.
Public Affairs Manager x 3 3 10-Nov-10 None required
Public Affairs Officer 1 10-Nov-10 Degree level education or equivalent.
QRP Programme Manager 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Regional Legal Manager 1 10-Nov-10 Qualified solicitor or barrister is desirable but not essential. Appropriate professional qualification and at least 3 years senior legal experience
Management qualification (preferable) or substantial experience of leading and managing legal staff.
Reviews and Studies Manager 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Senior Analyst – Fixed Term Contract 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Senior Analyst x 3 3 10-Nov-10 None required
Senior Business Performance Analyst x 2 2 10-Nov-10 Qualified Accountant
Senior Business Services 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Senior Communications Officer (Healthwatch) 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Senior Database Administrator 1 10-Nov-10 Professionally qualified to an appropriate level for the related ICT technologies
Senior Information Governance Officer 1 10-Nov-10 Undergraduate degree (preferably in law) or equivalent work experience. ISEB Certificate in Data Protection or Freedom of Information (desirable).
Senior Programmer 1 10-Nov-10 Professionally qualified to an appropriate level in the relevant ICT technologies
Senior Project Manager (Digital) 1 10-Nov-10 Appropriate professional qualification
Senior Project Manager (QRP Development) 1 10-Nov-10 Appropriate professional qualification
Senior Project Manager x 2 (Analytics) 2 10-Nov-10 Appropriate professional qualification
Senior Project Managers x 5 (Corporate Services) 5 10-Nov-10 Appropriate professional qualification
Statistician 1 10-Nov-10 Graduate qualification statistics or a related discipline
Systems Analyst 1 10-Nov-10 Appropriate Accounting Qualification
Team Leader (Data Management) 1 10-Nov-10 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Team Leader (Surveillence) 1 10-Nov-10 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Technical Web Developer 1 10-Nov-10 None required
Trainer x 4 4 10-Nov-10 Educated to Degree level with a professional qualification (CIPD) or equivalent work based experience.
Web Editor x 2 2 10-Nov-10 Graduate level education
Shared Services Administrator 1 11-Nov-10 Educated to GCSE and /or NVQ level 2 in customer service, business and administration, or equivalent operational experience
Shared Services Officer 1 11-Nov-10 Educated to GCSE and /or NVQ level 2 in customer service, business and administration, or equivalent operational experience
Shared Services Team Leader 1 11-Nov-10 Educated to NVQ level 4 in customer service, business administration or equivalent operational experience
Business Co-ordinator 1 16-Nov-10 None required
Communications Officer (Communications Delivery) 1 18-Nov-10 None required
Head of People Development 1 30-Nov-10 None required
Regional Officer – Mental Health (Maternity Cover) 1 08-Dec-10 None required
Regional Officer – Mental Health (Maternity Cover) 1 08-Dec-10 None required
Analyst Team Leader 1 22-Dec-10 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Business and Programme Manager (Maternity Cover) 1 22-Dec-10 None required
HR Operations Manager 1 22-Dec-10 Relevant HR qualification
Regional Officer – Mental Health (Maternity Cover) 1 24-Dec-10 None required
Regional Officer – Mental Health (Maternity Cover) 1 24-Dec-10 None required
Business and Programme Manager 1 05-Jan-11 None required
Business Coordinator 3 05-Jan-11 None required
Deputy Corporate Secretary 2 05-Jan-11 None required
Media Officer 1 05-Jan-11 Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent
Project Support Officer 1 05-Jan-11 Graduate or equivalent experience
Senior Communications Officer 2 05-Jan-11 None required
Senior Events Officer 1 05-Jan-11 None required
Head of Regulatory Design 1 10-Jan-11 None required
QRP Programme Manager 1 10-Jan-11 None required
Senior Project Manager x 2 2 31-Jan-11 Appropriate professional qualification
Analyst – Fixed Term until 5 August 2011 1 02-Feb-11 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Analyst Team Leader – Fixed Term until 30/12/2011 1 02-Feb-11 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Analyst x 5 5 02-Feb-11 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Business Co-ordinator 1 02-Feb-11 None required
Business Co-ordinator 1 02-Feb-11 None required
Business Systems Analyst and Testing Manager 1 02-Feb-11 Qualified to ISEB Practitioner level in Business Systems Analysis or equivalent.
Designer 1 02-Feb-11 None required
HR Operations Advisor (Advice and Guidance) 12 mth Secondment 1 02-Feb-11 Relevant HR qualification
HR Operations Advisor (HR Admin) 1 02-Feb-11 Relevant HR qualification
ICT Trainer x 2 2 02-Feb-11 Educated to Degree level with a professional qualification (CIPD) or equivalent work based experience.
ICT Training Manager 1 02-Feb-11 Ideally educated to degree level with a professional qualification (CIPD) or equivalent work based experience.
Internal Auditor 1 02-Feb-11 None required
Involvement Officer x 2 2 02-Feb-11 None required
IS Developer 1 02-Feb-11 Professionally qualified to an appropriate level in the relevant ICT technologies
IT Service Analyst 1 02-Feb-11 ISEB Foundation Certificates in ITIL Service Management and Prince 2 ICT Project Management.
Learning & Development Advisor x 2 2 02-Feb-11 Educated to Degree level with a professional qualification (CIPD) or equivalent work based experience.
Marketing Services Manager 1 02-Feb-11 None required
Personal Assistant to Director of HR 1 02-Feb-11 None required
Programme Manager 1 02-Feb-11 Graduate or equivalent experience.
Project Support Officer 1 02-Feb-11 Graduate or equivalent experience
Regional Intelligence and Evidence Officer – Fixed Term 1 02-Feb-11 None required
Regional Intelligence and Evidence Officer – Permanent 2 02-Feb-11 None required
Senior Business Services x 2 2 02-Feb-11 None required
Senior Programmer 1 02-Feb-11 Professionally qualified to an appropriate level in the relevant ICT technologies
Senior Project Manager 1 02-Feb-11 Appropriate professional qualification
Statistician 1 02-Feb-11 Graduate qualification statistics or a related discipline
Statistician 1 09-Feb-11 Graduate qualification statistics or a related discipline
Analyst 1 10-Feb-11 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Analyst 1 10-Feb-11 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Analyst 1 10-Feb-11 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
IR(ME)R Notifications Officer – 6 mths secondment 1 10-Feb-11 None required
Marketing Services Manager 1 11-Feb-11 None required
PA to Director of Engagement 1 15-Feb-11 None required
Analyst Team Leader 1 16-Feb-11 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Compliance Manager (4 mths Secondment) 1 16-Feb-11 None required
Mental Health Operations Manager x 4 4 16-Feb-11 None required
PA to Head of Mental Health Operations (Secondment – 12 months) 1 16-Feb-11 None required
Senior HR Business Partner 1 16-Feb-11 CIPD or degree level qualification in HR Management
Team Coordinator – IR(ME)R 1 16-Feb-11 ‘A’ level or equivalent experience
Web Editor 1 16-Feb-11 Graduate level education
Digital Communciations Manager 1 18-Feb-11 None required
Digital Communications Content Manager 1 18-Feb-11 None required
Media Relations Officer 1 18-Feb-11 Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent
Senior Project Manager – Digital Communciations) 1 18-Feb-11 Appropriate professional qualification
Technical Web Developer 1 18-Feb-11 None required
Senior Communications Officer 1 23-Feb-11 None required
Senior Communications Officer (Fixed Term Contract) 1 23-Feb-11 None required
Childrens Service Inspectors x 2 2 02-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspector 1 02-Mar-11 None required
Legal Advisor 1 02-Mar-11 None required
Senior Analyst 1 02-Mar-11 None required
Senior HR Business Partner 1 03-Mar-11 CIPD or degree level qualification in HR Management
Compliance Inspector 1 07-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 15 15 07-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 2 2 07-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 20 20 07-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 22 22 07-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 3 3 07-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 4 4 07-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 4 4 07-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 6 6 07-Mar-11 None required
Business Systems Analyst and Testing Manager 1 14-Mar-11 Qualified to ISEB Practitioner level in Business Systems Analysis or equivalent.
Compliance Manager 1 14-Mar-11 None required
IS Developer 1 14-Mar-11 Professionally qualified to an appropriate level in the relevant ICT technologies
Public Inquiry Lead – Mid Staffs 1 14-Mar-11 None required
Senior Business Performance Analyst x 2 2 14-Mar-11 Qualified Accountant
Senior Information Governance Officer 1 14-Mar-11 Undergraduate degree (preferably in law) or equivalent work experience. ISEB Certificate in Data Protection or Freedom of Information (desirable).
Senior Programmer 1 14-Mar-11 Professionally qualified to an appropriate level in the relevant ICT technologies
Communications Officer (Internal) 1 16-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 15 15 18-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 2 2 18-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 20 20 18-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 22 22 18-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 3 3 18-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 4 4 18-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 4 4 18-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 6 6 18-Mar-11 None required
Director of Regulatory Development 1 22-Mar-11 None required
Director of Regulatory Development 1 25-Mar-11 None required
Senior HR Business Partner 1 25-Mar-11 CIPD or degree level qualification in HR Management
Business Systems Analyst and Testing Manager 1 28-Mar-11 Qualified to ISEB Practitioner level in Business Systems Analysis or equivalent.
Director of Regulatory Development 1 28-Mar-11 None required
IS Developer 1 28-Mar-11 Professionally qualified to an appropriate level in the relevant ICT technologies
Registration Manager 1 28-Mar-11 None required
Senior Business Performance Analyst 2 28-Mar-11 Qualified Accountant
Senior Information Governance Officer 1 28-Mar-11 Undergraduate degree (preferably in law) or equivalent work experience. ISEB Certificate in Data Protection or Freedom of Information (desirable).
Senior Programmer 1 28-Mar-11 Professionally qualified to an appropriate level in the relevant ICT technologies
Statistician 1 28-Mar-11 Graduate qualification statistics or a related discipline
Communications Officer (Internal) 1 30-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspector 1 30-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 15 15 30-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 2 2 30-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 20 20 30-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 22 22 30-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 3 3 30-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 4 4 30-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 4 4 30-Mar-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors x 6 6 30-Mar-11 None required
Digital Communications Content Manager 1 30-Mar-11 None required
Marketing Services Manager 1 30-Mar-11 None required
Media Relations Officer 1 30-Mar-11 Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent
Senior Communications Officer 1 30-Mar-11 None required
Senior Project Manager (Digital Communications) 1 30-Mar-11 Appropriate professional qualification
Technical Web Developer 1 30-Mar-11 None required
Web Editor (Digital Communications) 1 30-Mar-11 Graduate level education
Mental Health Operations Manager (East Region) 1 04-Apr-11 None required
Mental Health Operations Manager (South East Region) 1 04-Apr-11 None required
HR Operations Advisor (Advice & Guidance) 12 Months FTC 1 05-Apr-11 Relevant HR qualification
Senior Business Services (North West) 1 11-Apr-11 None required
Senior Business Services (North West) Until September 2011 1 11-Apr-11 None required
Designer x 2 2 12-Apr-11 None required
Designer x 2 2 12-Apr-11 None required
Analysts 10 13-Apr-11 High level of educational attainment, a good first degree or equivalent experience.
Business Coordinator 1 18-Apr-11 None required
Healthwatch Business Coordinator 1 18-Apr-11 None required
PA to Director of Regulatory Development 1 18-Apr-11 None required
Planning and Performance Manager 1 18-Apr-11 Appropriate professional qualification or equivalent experience
Programmes and Project Management Office Manager 1 18-Apr-11 Excellent project management skills, preferably with a recognised qualification (such as MSP, or Prince 2).
Project Manager 1 18-Apr-11 Appropriate professional project management qualification or equivalent.
Regional Intelligence & Evidence Officer (RIEO) 1 18-Apr-11 None required
Regional Quality and Risk Manager 1 18-Apr-11 None required
Regional Quality and Risk Manager 1 18-Apr-11 None required
Senior Business Services Administrator 1 18-Apr-11 None required
IT Service Analyst 1 20-Apr-11 ISEB Foundation Certificates in ITIL Service Management and Prince 2 ICT Project Management.
IT Service Analyst 1 20-Apr-11 ISEB Foundation Certificates in ITIL Service Management and Prince 2 ICT Project Management.
Communications Officer 1 03-May-11 None required
Head of Better Regulation (Interim 3 months) 1 03-May-11 None required
Legal Service Administrator 1 03-May-11 None required
Senior Legal Advisor 1 03-May-11 Educated to degree level
Deputy Corporate Secretary 1 06-May-11 None required
Deputy Corporate Secretary 1 06-May-11 None required
IT Trainer 1 06-May-11 Educated to Degree level with a professional qualification (CIPD)
IT Trainer 1 06-May-11 Educated to Degree level with a professional qualification (CIPD)
Compliance Manager – North West 1 16-May-11 None required
Senior Analyst 1 16-May-11 None required
Deputy Director of Operations 1 19-May-11 None required
Deputy Director of Operations 1 19-May-11 None required
Deputy Director of Operations 1 19-May-11 None required
Deputy Director of Operations 1 19-May-11 None required
Deputy Director of Operations 1 24-May-11 None required
Deputy Director of Operations 1 24-May-11 None required
Compliance Manager 1 25-May-11 None required
ICT Training Manager 1 26-May-11 Ideally educated to degree level with a professional qualification (CIPD) or equivalent work based experience.
ICT Training Manager 1 26-May-11 Ideally educated to degree level with a professional qualification (CIPD) or equivalent work based experience.
IR(ME)R Radiology Clinical Specialist Inspector (Perm or Secondment) 1 26-May-11 Must be a degree-qualified, state registered diagnostic radiographer
IR(ME)R Radiology Clinical Specialist Inspector (Perm or Secondment) 1 26-May-11 Must be a degree-qualified, state registered diagnostic radiographer
Programmes & Project Management Office Manager 1 26-May-11 Excellent project management skills, preferably with a recognised qualification (such as MSP, or Prince 2).
Programmes & Project Management Office Manager 1 26-May-11 Excellent project management skills, preferably with a recognised qualification (such as MSP, or Prince 2).
Senior Analyst 1 26-May-11 None required
Senior Analyst 1 26-May-11 None required
Compliance Manager 1 31-May-11 None required
Legal Services Administrator 1 31-May-11 None required
IT Service Analyst 1 03-Jun-11 ISEB Foundation Certificates in ITIL Service Management and Prince 2 ICT Project Management.
IT Service Analyst 1 03-Jun-11 ISEB Foundation Certificates in ITIL Service Management and Prince 2 ICT Project Management.
Planning and Performance Manager 1 03-Jun-11 Appropriate professional qualification or equivalent experience
Planning and Performance Manager 1 03-Jun-11 Appropriate professional qualification or equivalent experience
Regional Intelligence and Evidence Officer (RIEO) 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Regional Intelligence and Evidence Officer (RIEO) 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Regional Intelligence and Evidence Officer (RIEO) 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Regional Intelligence and Evidence Officer (RIEO) 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Registration Assessors 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Registration Assessors 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Registration Assessors 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Registration Assessors 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Registration Assessors 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Registration Assessors 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Registration Assessors 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Registration Assessors 1 03-Jun-11 None required
Senior Business Performance Analyst 2 03-Jun-11 Qualified Accountant
Senior Business Performance Analyst 1 03-Jun-11 Qualified Accountant
Deputy Director of Operations 1 06-Jun-11 None required
Deputy Director of Operations 1 06-Jun-11 None required
Deputy Director of Operations 1 06-Jun-11 None required
Deputy Director of Operations 1 06-Jun-11 None required
HR Operations Advisor (Advice & Guidance) 12 Months FTC 1 10-Jun-11 Relevant HR qualification
HR Operations Advisor (Advice & Guidance) 12 Months FTC 1 10-Jun-11 Relevant HR qualification
Business Coordinator – (Secondment until February 2012) 1 13-Jun-11 None required
Compliance Manager (South East Region) – 6 months Secondment 1 13-Jun-11 None required
Project Support Officer 1 13-Jun-11 Graduate or equivalent experience
Regulatory Policy Manager (6 month Secondment) 1 13-Jun-11 None required
Senior Business Services (East Midlands Region) 1 13-Jun-11 None required
Senior Business Services (East Midlands Region) – Secondment 1 13-Jun-11 None required
Statistician 1 17-Jun-11 Graduate qualification statistics or a related discipline
Statistician 1 17-Jun-11 Graduate qualification statistics or a related discipline
Registration Assessors 1 20-Jun-11 None required
Regulatory Policy Officer (9-month Secondment) 1 21-Jun-11 None required
Senior Analyst 1 23-Jun-11 None required
Shared Services Administrators 1 23-Jun-11 Educated to GCSE and /or NVQ level 2 in customer service, business and administration, or equivalent operational experience
Shared Services Administrators 1 23-Jun-11 Educated to GCSE and /or NVQ level 2 in customer service, business and administration, or equivalent operational experience
Business Services 1 27-Jun-11 None required
Business Services 1 27-Jun-11 None required
Receptionist 1 27-Jun-11 None required
Senior Business Services 1 27-Jun-11 None required
Head of Registration 1 01-Jul-11 None required
Head of Registration 1 01-Jul-11 None required
Head of Registration 1 01-Jul-11 None required
Communications Officer – Accessible Comms 1 05-Jul-11 None required
Communications Officer – Accessible Comms 1 05-Jul-11 None required
Senior Project Manager (Digital Communciations) 2 05-Jul-11 Appropriate professional qualification
Senior Project Manager (Digital Communications) 2 05-Jul-11 Appropriate professional qualification
Media Relations Officer 1 06-Jul-11 Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent
Media Relations Officer 1 06-Jul-11 Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent
IS Developer 1 08-Jul-11 Professionally qualified to an appropriate level in the relevant ICT technologies
Senior Programmer 1 08-Jul-11 Professionally qualified to an appropriate level in the relevant ICT technologies
Business Coordinator 1 11-Jul-11 None required
Facilities Assistant 1 11-Jul-11 None required
Project Manager – Shared Services 1 11-Jul-11 Appropriate professional project management qualification or equivalent.
Compliance Manager – East Midlands Region 1 12-Jul-11 None required
Senior Analyst 1 12-Jul-11 None required
Receptionist 1 13-Jul-11 None required
Business Coordinator 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – East Midlands Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – East Midlands Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – East Midlands Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – Eastern Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – Eastern Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – Eastern Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – London Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – London Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – London Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – North East Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – North East Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – North East Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – North West Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – North West Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – North West Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – South East Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – South East Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – South East Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – South West Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – South West Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – South West Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – West Midlands Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – West Midlands Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – West Midlands Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – Yorkshire & Humber Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – Yorkshire & Humber Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
Compliance Inspectors – Yorkshire & Humber Region 1 14-Jul-11 None required
HR Operations Officer (Maternity Cover) 1 14-Jul-11 Relevant HR qualification
Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Officer 1 20-Jul-11 None required
User Senior Communications Officer 1 20-Jul-11 None required
Deputy Corporate Secretary 1 25-Jul-11 None required
Deputy Corporate Secretary 1 25-Jul-11 None required
Regional Quality and Risk Manager – 1 year secondment – SW 1 25-Jul-11 None required
Registration Manager – South West 1 25-Jul-11 None required
HR Operations Administrator 1 27-Jul-11 HR qualification, or training towards.
Business Systems Analyst and Testing Manager 1 01-Aug-11 Qualified to ISEB Practitioner level in Business Systems Analysis or equivalent.
Business Systems Analyst and Testing Manager 1 01-Aug-11 Qualified to ISEB Practitioner level in Business Systems Analysis or equivalent.
Business Systems Analyst and Testing Manager 1 01-Aug-11 Qualified to ISEB Practitioner level in Business Systems Analysis or equivalent.
Media Relations Officer 1 04-Aug-11 Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent
Media Relations Officer 1 04-Aug-11 Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent
User Senior Communications Officer 1 04-Aug-11 None required
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3 Responses to The Care Quality Commission and Turkeys

  1. Daphne Havercroft says:

    I wonder what the salaries are for these jobs that the unqualified can apply for? Does one have to be of the species homo sapiens to apply?

    Peanuts? Monkeys?

    No doubt the blind and dumb bureaucratic monster is astute enough to make sure that, whatever it pays the grunts, the chiefs’ snouts are well into the public sector salary trough.

  2. Charlie Ward says:

    I am absolutely speechless by what I’ve just read. As an experienced clinician I have worked in many areas in my career, and as such have accrued quite a lot of experience down the years of inspectors of various types e.g. The Mental Health Act Commission, and have always found them to be very fair and objective. Indeed, I have myself had occasion to ‘inspect’ health providers on various occasions. HOWEVER, having relatively recently been subject to a CQC inspection I was shocked by the abrasive, confrontational, and at certain points down right rude attitude of the inspectors to both myself and my team. On our part we were nothing less than courteous to them. Their subsequent report being placed in the public domain, I was equally stunned by some of the misquotes, and factually inaccurate content of the material. It actually read like a poorly put together piece of gutter press journalism, and worse, with no vehicle for us to respond.

    I am not pretending that we were perfect, indeed in amongst all the more questionable material there was some fair and justifiable criticism, however the area had been very positively evaluated by all the other many types of inspection we’d had, and by patient evaluations themselves over a sustained period of time.

    As a service user myself, and like the rest of us somebody who may have loved ones admitted as patients at any given time, I too want NHS services to be as good as they can be, however I do not believe that this is achieved by adopting an aggressive attitude to caring and hardworking professionals, and by employing individuals to do this with seemingly no clinical qualifications does not lend itself to insightful, astute and accurate inspection.

    I’m confident that there are many intelligent individuals of integrity working for the CQC, and I’ve put our experience down to, well…bad luck. However, the notion of putting ones own house in order does spring to mind.

  3. Keep us updated with your progress! Great post.

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