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Conditions for prisoners in court custody suites in England are among the worst inspectors have ever seen and are "an accident waiting to happen", a report has revealed. An investigation of 97 court houses with custody facilities found some detainees were kept in "squalid" cells full of racist and abusive…
A care home for older people in Hawick has been told it must make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on St Andrew’s Care Home in Hawick following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists eight…
A consultation has been launched on the draft human rights and wellbeing principles that underpin the development of new National Care Standards for health and social care services in Scotland. The National Care Standards aim to help everyone understand what they should expect when they access health and social care…
Three-quarters of NHS hospitals in England are not safe enough, inspectors have found. Some 13% of hospitals are "inadequate" for safety while 61% "require improvement", according to a study from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The report offers the fullest picture yet of the state of care across England under…
Hospices in England are caring for and supporting people in a compassionate way at the end of their lives, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Ahead of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day today, the regulator’s latest ratings data shows that over 90% (34 out of 37…
Services for children and young people in Aberdeenshire are performing well but can improve further in key areas, inspectors have concluded. It follows a joint inspection of services across the Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership by an expert team led by the Care Inspectorate, with support from Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement…
A care centre for elderly people in Glasgow has been criticised in it's first inspection by Scotland’s care watchdog. Hogganfield Care Centre has been ordered to make improvements after the Care Inspectorate found problems with leadership, care standards, staff monitoring, cleanliness and the safety of the building. Based on inspectors…
In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 87 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the South of England. Following recent inspections, 44 of these care homes and agencies supporting people in their own homes have been rated as…
In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 56 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North that have been inspected under its new approach. Following recent inspections, 35 have been rated as Good, 16 have been Requires Improvement…
One of the biggest NHS trusts in the country has been placed in special measures after inspectors deemed it "inadequate". Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital, has been told it requires improvement to ensure services are safe and effective. While staff were found to be caring,…
In a new inspection published today, Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has called for improvements to be made at Flintshire County Council’s children’s social services. CSSIW inspectors questioned the 'consistency in quality and timeliness of assessments' and calls for the council to develop an early intervention strategy. However,…
Broadmoor high security hospital has been rated inadequate by a watchdog with concerns raised about patients being physically restrained too often. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission said they did not see convincing evidence that seclusion and restraint were only being used in cases when it was deemed absolutely necessary.…