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A homeless woman was turned away five times by the London Borough of Barnet after she lost her home, a Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) investigation has found. Because the council failed to review her situation properly, the woman was left street homeless over the winter months, and spent nights sofa…
The Care Inspectorate has today published the first ever thematic report on inspections of services for adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. The report shows that the overwhelming majority of care is performing well, and in most cases continuing to improve. There are some outstanding examples of care which is…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new guidance which outlines what they expect and what is not acceptable for people who use care and support services. This guidance has been produced as part of the CSSIW response to the Older People’s Commissioner requirements in her review,…
No families have been excluded from the review into adverse events at a maternity unit where some babies died, a health watchdog has said. The Scottish Government ordered Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) to carry out the review last year after two families whose babies died during childbirth at Ayrshire Maternity…
One of the country's best-known private mental health clinics has been ordered to make improvements after inspectors ruled the safety of its care was "inadequate". The Priory Hospital, in Roehampton, south-west London, is set in a Grade II-listed building and is known as Priory Healthcare group's "first and most well-known…
Health and social care services in Orkney are delivering good outcomes for many older people, but improvements are also needed in some key areas. That is the view of inspectors following a joint inspection of services for older people across Orkney Islands Health and Social Care Partnership which looked at…
Two wealthy brothers who ran a dangerous and dirty care home with rooms like "prison cells" where residents were not bathed or showered for a month have been fined £80,800. Amjad and Amer Latif admitted 14 offences after a snap inspection horrified investigators and led to a court order to…
England's top hospital inspector has warned that safety remains a "real concern" in the NHS after it emerged four out of five NHS trusts need to improve on patient safety. Professor Sir Mike Richards said the NHS "stands on a burning platform" following the first round of new inspections of…
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