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The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new guidance which outlines what they expect and what is not acceptable for people who use care and support services. This guidance has been produced as part of the CSSIW response to the Older People’s Commissioner requirements in her review,…
No families have been excluded from the review into adverse events at a maternity unit where some babies died, a health watchdog has said. The Scottish Government ordered Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) to carry out the review last year after two families whose babies died during childbirth at Ayrshire Maternity…
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…
Health and social care services in Orkney are delivering good outcomes for many older people, but improvements are also needed in some key areas. That is the view of inspectors following a joint inspection of services for older people across Orkney Islands Health and Social Care Partnership which looked at…
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…
England's top hospital inspector has warned that safety remains a "real concern" in the NHS after it emerged four out of five NHS trusts need to improve on patient safety. Professor Sir Mike Richards said the NHS "stands on a burning platform" following the first round of new inspections of…
Services for children and young people in West Dunbartonshire are improving outcomes for children and having a positive impact on their lives, inspectors have said, while noting that some services could further improve. These are the key findings of a joint inspection of services for children and young people in…
Following family members and former employees raising serious concerns about the standards of care and safety of residents living with dementia in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has announced a formal investigation. Speaking about the investigation, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern…
Services for children and young people in Moray need to make important improvements, inspectors have said. It follows an inspection which identified key weaknesses in the way services were being delivered by the Moray Community Planning Partnership. The inspection looked at how well a wide range of services were working…
One of the UK's large care home providers has still not met official standards at a residence in Northern Ireland. Dunmurry Manor in Belfast is owned by Essex-based Runwood Homes. Health regulators first raised concerns in October but said full compliance with regulations had not yet been achieved in delivering…
Good work found but more joint working is needed in adult services at Credigion County Council, according to the latest inspection by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW). CSSIW inspected Ceredigion adult services in October 2016 and looked at outcomes for people and their carers that access information,…
Encouraging children to develop language skills, read, and enjoy books at an early age is vital – and the earlier the better. That’s the message from Scotland’s nursery inspectors as they back a campaign to improve children’s early language skills . Research shows that young people who attend a high-quality…
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