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The Care Inspectorate has applied to the courts to close down a care home in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, in order to protect the health and safety of residents. Lawyers representing the regulator sought the urgent closure of Greenlaw Grove Care Home at Hamilton Sheriff Court earlier this week and…
The health and social care partnership in North Lanarkshire is laying down “strong foundations” to support more integrated working, inspectors have found. They praised a number of important strengths in the partnership’s strategic plan, which shows how health and social care services will meet local people’s needs in the future.…
Four patients died unexpectedly on a mental health ward which had more than the recommended number of beds on it, a report has found. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an inspection into East London NHS Foundation Trust following the deaths on an all-male ward between December 2016 and…
Rotherham Council's children's services have "transformed" since the local authority was rocked by a child sexual exploitation scandal, according to Ofsted.An inspection in 2014 identified "widespread and serious failures" of children in need of help by the council, while another inquiry found at least 1,400 children had been subject to…
A steep rise in the number of detentions of mentally unwell people could be a sign that the health service is under "considerable pressure", health inspectors have warned. In the decade to 2015/16 the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act increased by 40%. A new review into such…
Half of England's large care home providers for the elderly have at least one in four failing homes in their network, a study has found. Analysis of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection results showed some of the 54 providers operating at least 12 homes in England had half or more…
From today, the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) will be known as Care Inspectorate Wales or CIW. From now on, if you see the name ‘Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales’ or ‘CSSIW’, this should be read as ‘Care Inspectorate Wales’ or 'CIW'. Providers are advised that their…
Sir David Behan has announced his intention to step down as Chief Executive of CQC. He will continue in the role until the summer to allow the appointment process for a successor to take place. Sir David said: "After six years at CQC and over 40 years continuous employment in…
Eleanor Schooling writes that it is possible for homes to support ‘hard-to-place’ children and still achieve a good or better inspection outcome. Today, I want to talk about the children living in children’s homes. While the majority of children looked after live in foster placements, around one in 12 children…
A hospital where staff failings resulted in the death or significant harm of four newborn babies has been told it must make "significant improvements". North Devon District Hospital (pictured) was assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on emergency, maternity, end of life and outpatient care. In maternity care, the…
Three key standards for looking after people with dementia are only "adequate or less" at almost four out of 10 care homes, a report by inspectors revealed. Overall the Care Inspectorate found that more than half of the 145 homes it examined were "performing at a good or better level…
Patients who use private residential detox clinics are being put at risk of harm because a large number of these services are not providing safe care, health inspectors have said. An analysis of inspection reports from 68 independent sector services for people withdrawing from alcohol or drugs found that a…
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