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CQC calls on Castlebeck to make root and branch improvements

The Care Quality Commission has told the Castlebeck Care Group that it has serious concerns about four of the services run by the group, and that a further seven do not fully comply with essential standards of quality and safety

Owner withdraws appeal over Herne Bay care home closure

The owner of a Kent care home that was closed down after its registration was cancelled has withdrawn his appeal against the decision.

Alzheimer's depression drugs 'have side effects'

Alzheimer's patients using sertraline and mirtazapine to overcome depression might not benefit from the drugs any more than they would from a placebo, new research suggests.

Potential Alzheimer's vaccine could be safe but only with low dosage

High doses of a potential Alzheimer's vaccine cause significant side effects including build up of fluid in the brain but these effects are considerably reduced in lower doses, says new research.

CQC refuses to acknowledge their failings in Winterbourne View report

The English Community Care Association (ECCA), has reacted with surprise to the Care Quality Commission's analysis of the Winterbourne View case.

Care home fire safety 'horrifying' in London

Dozens of care homes across London have been ordered to improve after failing to achieve even basic fire safety standards, a BBC investigation has learned.