The City of London police have confirmed the arrest of a former Care Quality Commission (CQC) employee, on suspicion of bribery and money laundering, relating to allegations that care home proprietors have been offered better inspection reports in return for the payment of fees

Confirming that an inspector has been dismissed for gross misconduct, director of governance and legal services at the CQC, Louise Guss, said: “Having investigated allegations made to us about this inspector and found these were substantiated, we terminated their employment with immediate effect and referred the matter to the police.

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