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An Edinburgh care home has been ordered to make significant improvements after inspectors raised serious concerns about the quality of care provided to residents. The Care Inspectorate has graded the quality of care provided at Camilla House in the city as ‘unsatisfactory’ for the second inspection in a row. This…
An Aberdeen care home has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care it provided to residents was graded ‘weak’ for the second inspection in a row by Scotland’s social care regulator. The Care Inspectorate has now published the findings of its latest unannounced inspection of Bucksburn…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has taken urgent legal action to stop a care home owner from being able to run a Nottinghamshire residential home, to protect the health and well-being of people using its services. CQC successfully applied to the court for a cancellation of the registration of Redlands…
The first two reports have been published following a pioneering new approach to inspecting health and social care services for older people in Scotland. Joint inspection teams from Scotland’s social care scrutiny and improvement body, the Care Inspectorate, and the scrutiny and improvement body for healthcare providers, Healthcare Improvement Scotland,…
The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Claire Keatinge, has announced that she will be making recommendations to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety about changes that are required to regulation, inspection and delivery of nursing, residential and domiciliary care. The proposals follow a recent Independent…
Ofsted have found Buckinghamshire County Council's children's services to be 'inadequate' in a new inspection report published on Friday. The inspectors found performance unsatisfactory in leadership, management and the way the service deals with increasing volumes of work and record keeping. The report highlighted 261 children who needed help but…
A care home in South Lanarkshire has been served with a formal improvement notice by Scotland’s social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate. The notice, served on New Monteith House Care Home in Carstairs, warns that unless significant progress is made in addressing concerns raised by inspectors, the service could face…
Parents and carers across Lanarkshire who have experience of childcare are being encouraged to help Scotland’s social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate, improve services for children. The Care Inspectorate inspects and regulates more than 14,000 care services including childminders, nurseries and other vital services across the country. And it is…
A Leicestershire young offenders prison has been heavily criticised as "unsafe" in a new report which exposes concerns over bullying, violence and self-harm. The report, published by Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, said HMYOI Glen Parva saw a 32% increase in prisoners assessed as at risk of self-harm and…
A nursing home in Northamptonshire has been referred to the Health & Safety Executive after an inspection found it was running scalding hot water into its baths without staff realising. Foxhill Manor Nursing Home, in West Haddon, was visited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), whose inspectors found staff had…
The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on an Ayrshire care home. The move comes following an unannounced inspection at Woodside House Care Home in Mauchline which found the quality of care to be unsatisfactory in every area inspected. The home must now demonstrate significant improvement, or face…
Management at The Alexander Court Care Home in Harrogate are taking steps to remove all nursing patients from their home. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) re-visited the home on 8 and 9 July 2014 and found that the care provided had not substantially improved from their previous visit in June…