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A Lancashire home care agency has addressed several shortcomings highlighted by inspectors last year, according to inspectors at the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Haslingden-based branch of Mears Care, which provides domiciliary help to about 350 people across East Lancashire, failed to meet four basic standards of care when it…
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 Grandholm…
A beleaguered health trust has been put into special measures. The action has been taken against the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ruled the quality of care provided was "inadequate". Inspectors found the trust lacked a clear vision for…
A new national investigation team has been set up in Scotland to help bereaved parents find out what happened to their children's remains in the wake of the baby ashes scandal. Scottish public health minister Michael Matheson announced the establishment of the independent team, which will be led by former…
Scotland's social care regulator has served a formal improvement notice on a South Lanarkshire care home. It comes after serious concerns were raised about the quality of care provided at Miltongrange Nursing Home in Carluke. The improvement notice lists seven areas of concern which must be improved upon quickly. A…
A privately run care home in Arbroath has been given top marks in an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate. Scotland’s social care regulator gave Fairhill Nursing Home top marks of ‘excellent’ across the board after an unannounced inspection. It is the second consecutive inspection where the service scored top…
A housing support service in Perth and Kinross has received top marks from Scotland’s social care regulator after an unannounced inspection. Inspectors gave Turning Point Scotland’s Perth and Kinross service marks of ‘excellent’ across the board which is the second inspection in a row the service achieved these grades. The…
A care home for older people has been told it must make improvements after an unannounced inspection by the social care regulator. Inspectors graded Nethanvale Care Home in Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire, "weak" for the quality of care and support provided to residents. The Care Inspectorate report findings also covered the…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed 11 new Heads of Adult Social Care Inspections who will support the Adult Social Care directorate in transforming the way Adult Social Care services are regulated and inspected. The new appointments complete a final team of 13 Heads of Inspections who collectively will…
A care home company has been issued with a formal warning by the Government’s health watchdog for failing to adequately vet its staff. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) served an enforcement notice on Chester-based Special Needs Care Ltd after two inspections in March. The company, which employs about 100 people…
A joint inspection of services for children and young people in Clackmannanshire has highlighted areas of good performance and also made recommendations where further improvement can be made. The report follows a joint inspection led by the Care Inspectorate. It identifies key areas for improvement including the process for assessing…
SCOTLAND’S social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate, says there has been a marked increase in care at home services achieving very good or excellent inspection grades in the past three years. In a new report published today, the regulator revealed that just under 40% of all care at home services…