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Former CQC inspector: 'No proper training'

21 June 2013 Last updated at 08:08 BST

What do events at Furness General Hospital tell us about the way the NHS regulator - the Care Quality Commission - was being run?

The Today programme's Mike Thomson heard from Amanda Pollard, a former CQC inspector, who became a whistleblower after concerns about what was happening at Mid Staffordshire Hospital.

She began by explaining when, in her view, things began to go wrong with the way inspections were run in that area.

The BBC attempted to contact the Care Quality Commission's former chief executive, Cynthia Bower for her reactions to Amanda Pollard's claims and others that have been made, but she was not available for comment.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 21 June 2013.