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Four private care homes run by a company at the centre of an undercover TV investigation provided "grim, shoddy and unsafe care", a damning watchdog report has revealed. Distressed residents were ignored and left without help to eat at the homes, run by the Cornwall-based Morleigh Group - including St…
There are "still dark corners" among Britain's care homes that need to be investigated to restore public confidence, a former health minister has warned. Alistair Burt joined Tory backbencher Peter Heaton-Jones (North Devon) in demanding urgent action to address standards in Britain's care homes, amid claims too many are "simply…
Regulators are to publish guidance on people's rights regarding care homes following reports that relatives have been banned from visiting loved ones after complaining about poor care. The Care Quality Commission said it will publish information to clarify people's rights and its expectations of providers. The comments come after an…
A&E departments are buckling under the pressure of a social care system that is reaching its "tipping point", a health watchdog has warned. Some people across the country are receiving "very poor care", the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said as it released its annual assessment of care in England. Overall,…
The quality and safety of care services for elderly and disabled people in England risks being undermined by financial pressures, a watchdog has warned. Data gathered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) showed the number of care homes has fallen dramatically as providers struggle with rising costs, including the introduction…
A scandal-hit ambulance trust is to be put into special measures after a regulator found it was putting patients at risk. In a series of damning reports, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) detailed how patients had abandoned their telephone calls for help - particularly on weekends - due to problems…
The NHS must do more to help people with diabetes self-manage their condition, health leaders have said after a review concluded that the current way sufferers are cared for is "unsustainable". A Care Quality Commission (CQC) review on diabetes care in England stated that the challenge posed by the disease…
A hospital for mentally ill children has been slammed by health officials after inspectors observed a youngster harming themselves in front of a member of staff. Huntercombe Hospital in Stafford has been placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission after inspectors identified a number of serious failings. During…
A family planning provider has suspended surgical abortions for girls under 18 and vulnerable women after safety concerns were raised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). A number of other services offered by Marie Stopes International (MSI) have also been halted to make sure patients are protected from potential harm…
A hospital trust in a city that prides itself on equality operates a culture of "bullying and discrimination", inspectors have said. NHS Improvement confirmed that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has been placed into special measures after Care Quality Commission inspectors highlighted a series of safety concerns and…
A new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found older people are being denied personalised, effective and responsive care due to poor integration of services. In its report, 'Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers', the CQC reviewed how well different health and care services work together to support the needs…
The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Seckford Almshouses to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in March. Seckford AlmsHouses is registered as a domiciliary care agency providing personal care to people who live in Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The service provides…
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