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An already under-fire hospital in east London has been rated inadequate after inspectors found a raft of problems including patients experiencing delays in their treatment and not enough nursing and medical staff to ensure safe care was provided. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said there was also a "culture of…
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) has praised the Partnerships in Care (PiC) Clinic in Ayr following an unannounced inspection in January this year. HIS assessed the service against five quality themes related to regulations and the National Care Standards. Inspectors noted patients were involved in most aspects of their care and…
Children's care watchdog Ofsted failed to uncover widespread sexual abuse in Rotherham because it took the word of local authority staff, MPs have found. The Communities and Local Government Committee said inspectors focused on whether paperwork was in order rather than examining the practical care of youngsters. The cross-party group…
Pressures on our health and social care system are compromising fundamental standards of care for older people in hospital, according to a new Frontline First briefing published today by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland. Commenting on the briefing, Theresa Fyffe, RCN Scotland Director said: “When older people come…
Too few children leaving custody are given the support and help they need to resettle back into the community and to stop offending, according to independent inspectors. Today they published the report of an inspection of the work of youth offending teams (YOTs) and others in tackling offending by children…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have today published their inspection report on older peoples services at Newport City Council. Inspectors concluded that the council faces 'significant challenges' in delivering on its statutory responsibilities for older people with complex needs. While, the report praised staff and managers for…
A joint inspection of services for older people in Angus has highlighted areas of good performance and also made recommendations to improve its home care capacity. The report, published today, follows a joint inspection by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland which looked at how well the health and…
A joint inspection of services for children and young people in Aberdeen has highlighted areas of good performance and also made recommendations where further improvement can be made. The report, published today, follows a joint inspection led by the Care Inspectorate. It notes that progress has been made after previous…
A care home in Inverness has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support it provided to residents was graded ‘weak’ by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate carried out an unannounced, high-intensity inspection at Fairfield Care Home, a care home for older people, in January. It…
A care home in Dumfries has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support it provided to residents was graded ‘weak’ by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate carried out an inspection at Cargenholm Care Centre, a care service for older people in Dumfries, in December 2014.…
Care home owners will become more accountable for their services under a new law to strengthen the protection of children and adults and improve the quality of care and support in Wales, the Welsh Government has announced. The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill, which was introduced before…
A joint inspection of services in South Lanarkshire has recommended that improvements are made to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and young people. The inspection, carried out in June and August 2014, involved teams of inspectors from the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of…