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Health and social care services in Renfrewshire are moving towards more joined-up working to deliver better outcomes for people who experience care, but some improvements are needed. That is the view of inspectors from Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate who have today published the report of an inspection…
Health inspectors were forced to intervene to help a patient with suspected sepsis at a hospital which was ordered to improve, a report has revealed. Staff in the emergency department of Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, failed to properly monitor and treat the patient after they were admitted,…
Services for children and young people in Perth and Kinross are performing well and delivering very good outcomes for children, young people and their families, inspectors have said. It follows a joint inspection of services for children and young people in the Perth and Kinross community planning partnership. The inspection…
Care Inspectorate Wales and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales have jointly published the 2016-17 monitoring report on for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) across Wales. The Safeguards apply to people over the age of 18 who can’t consent to treatment or care in a hospital or care home and where restrictions or…
Two fifths of private hospitals in England are failing to meet expected safety standards, according to a report by health inspectors. While the majority of independent acute hospitals provide good quality care to patients, inspections by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) raised concerns over the safety and leadership of some…
The head of Ofsted has been accused by teachers of Islamaphobia over remarks she made about young girls wearing the hijab in the classroom. Amanda Spielman (pictured) was criticised by members of the NUT section of the National Education Union for suggesting that inspectors will ask girls why they are…
A watchdog report found there were 554 self-harm incidents at Brinsford young offenders institution between May and October last year. A small number of individuals accounted for multiple incidents. Publishing the assessment, Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke said: "In order to understand the dreadful increase in self-harm, it is…
A care home for older people in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served an Improvement Notice on Springfield Bank Nursing Home, following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists six elements of care…
Three care homes in Stirlingshire operated by the same care provider have been told to make urgent improvements by the Care Inspectorate. The services, owned by Mauricare Ltd, are Ashford House in Bridge of Allan, Ashlea House (pictured) in Callander and Ashwood House also located in Callander. Inspectors who visited…
Services for children and young people in East Ayrshire are performing well and delivering very good outcomes for children, young people and their families, inspectors have said. Across nine quality indicators used to assess the effectiveness of the partnership, inspectors graded two as ‘excellent’ with a further five found to…
A men's jail where inmates can wear their own clothes and have phones in their cells has been praised by the prisons watchdog. Inspectors found HMP Altcourse had "bucked the trend" of rising violence and self-harm seen in many comparable establishments. The category B prison in Liverpool reported a total…
A care home for older people in West Dumbartonshire must make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents, the Care Inspectorate has said. Inspectors have served a formal Improvement Notice on Clyde View House Care Home in Cardross following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists…
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