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The cat is now out of the bag

At last, the few lone voices claiming that CQC is not fit for purpose are being backed up by the media, MPs, and even some previously silent social care VIPs.

Homes giant Southern Cross looks for new buyer

care home giant Southern Cross is looking for a new buyer after private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners withdrew from takeover talks without making a bid.

Care homes 'closed' for poor standards remain open

Failing care homes which were officially closed down have been allowed to continue operating. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) claimed 93 homes and agencies were shut in the past year due to poor ratings.

Malnutrition: UK,s Silent Killer

Over 2,300 adults have needlessly died from diseases linked to malnutrition over a 10 year periodMalnutrition is fast becoming the 21st century,s silent killer, with over 2,300 adults dying from illnesses related to poor nutrition in hospitals alone. This is a worrying figure for a developed nation such as the UK.

Bristol nursing home staff ignored dementia sufferers

Carers at a Bristol nursing home ignored dementia sufferers despite repeated calls for help, inspectors have found.

Music-based exercise reduces falls in elderly people

Exercising to music can help elderly people improve their balance and reduce the number of falls they have, a study has found.