More needs to be done to protect people from failing care services in England, a report says. The National Audit office warns greater safeguards are needed when a firm runs into financial trouble as happened recently with Southern Cross homes.
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The Care Quality Commission has published its third annual report to Parliament on the state of health and adult social care in England.
Taking vitamin B could delay the progression of cognitive decline, according to two studies presented at the British Science Festival in Bradford last week.
Four new qualifications for people working in health and social care settings where diet and nutrition is particularly important have been launched.
Residents at a Cornish nursing home were deprived of food, drink and medical treatment, the health watchdog has said.
A care home nurse was too busy having a foul-mouthed row with an ex-boyfriend on her mobile phone to care for a dying man, a watchdog hearing was told.