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Care Quality Commission publish review of Castlebeck hospitals following BBC exposure of abuse at private hospital for people with learning disabilities

The BBC Panorama programme exposing widespread abuse at a hospital for people with learning disabilities prompted national condemnation and a major review by the CQC. The CQC itself was criticised in the programme for failing to act on  earlier concerns about the hospital reported to it. The programme, and subsequent review raises serious ethical questions about  respect for persons, protecting vulnerable adults, patient restraint, and  organisational responsibility to respond to  whistleblowers.  The CQC  published its review on 28th July.