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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have presented the latest findings from their inspection programme of adult social care. 'The State Of Adult Social Care Services 2014 to 2017' is the first time such focused analysis on a national scale has been possible, following the introduction of a new regulatory regime…
One in four social care services are failing on safety, the care regulator has said. Analysis by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows that 23% of care homes, nursing homes and home care services require improvement on safety while a further 2% are inadequate. Almost 20,000 people are cared for…
Measures to tackle the bed-blocking crisis in hospitals will see councils working more closely with the NHS, Jeremy Hunt has said. The Health Secretary said the plans would ensure local authorities and NHS organisations "play their part" in tackling delayed discharges, which are often due to the lack of social…
More than 17,000 care homes, hospices and private hospitals have been told to check their fire safety procedures in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has written to care providers to remind them to review their fire safety processes "to ensure they are up…
A care home provider which failed persistently to comply with national standards regarding the employment of a registered manager has been fined £4,000 by the Care Quality Commission. CQC issued the fixed penalty notice to Epsom Lodge Care Homes Limited after inspectors found that a registered manager was not employed…
A national review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that the NHS is missing opportunities to learn from patient deaths and that specialised training and support is not universally provided to staff completing investigations. Serious incidents are where the potential for learning is so great, or the consequences…
Old people are being forced to live in unsatisfactory care homes in some parts of the country, according to new analysis. One in three care homes in the North West performed poorly, compared with 20.3% in London, with the elderly and their families having little choice of quality care in…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Victoria Lodge Care Home in Acocks Green, Birmingham, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in January. Inspectors found Victoria Lodge, which provides accommodation with personal care for up to 24 older people, staff were caring and…
One of the country's best-known private mental health clinics has been ordered to make improvements after inspectors ruled the safety of its care was "inadequate". The Priory Hospital, in Roehampton, south-west London, is set in a Grade II-listed building and is known as Priory Healthcare group's "first and most well-known…
A care agency is investigating after employees were shown allegedly taking part in online sex chats while sitting partly naked at their desks. Staff bared their breasts in front of a camera while sitting in an office of the Wolverhampton franchise of Caremark, The Sun said. Footage featured by the…
Following a public consultation last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined the fees that providers of health and adult social care in England will be charged from April 2017 to recover the costs of their regulation. CQC’s regulatory functions are funded both by fees paid by providers and…
Two wealthy brothers who ran a dangerous and dirty care home with rooms like "prison cells" where residents were not bathed or showered for a month have been fined £80,800. Amjad and Amer Latif admitted 14 offences after a snap inspection horrified investigators and led to a court order to…
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