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Nurses ‘too busy’ to feed patient

Nurses ‘too busy’ to feed patient

29 January 2013 Last updated at 04:11 ET By Chris Brierley Political reporter, Gloucestershire A patient who was left to starve, bullying and mismanagement are among the allegations being made by a senior NHS clinician in Gloucestershire. The whistleblower has criticised the county’s NHS Trust claiming his concerns have fallen on deaf ears Continue reading

Care home abuse sanctions urged

Care home abuse sanctions urged

15 January 2013 Last updated at 21:45 ET Companies who own care homes in England where abuse is carried out should face unlimited fines and criminal sanctions, a former minister says. Lib Dem Paul Burstow says tougher laws are needed to ensure care providers are held criminally accountable for abuse and neglect on their premises. In cases such as at Winterbourne View, he says firms must be responsible for abuse “taking place on their watch”. Continue reading

Plans to move care from hospitals

Plans to move care from hospitals

10 December 2012 Last updated at 13:56 ET The government is planning a “dramatic reduction” in the number of people with learning disabilities kept in hospitals in England, care minister Norman Lamb says. Continue reading

‘No excuse’ for failures in care

‘No excuse’ for failures in care

29 October 2012 Last updated at 08:54 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The abuse at Winterbourne View was uncovered by secret filming by the BBC Health minister Norman Lamb has said there is “no excuse” for the further mistreatment of patients moved from failed care home Winterbourne View. Continue reading

Fresh fears for care home victims

Fresh fears for care home victims

29 October 2012 Last updated at 00:48 ET By Alison Holt Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News Many patients who were poorly treated at a private hospital which closed down after a BBC Panorama investigation have had new fears raised over their safety. Continue reading

Abuse home care workers jailed

Abuse home care workers jailed

26 October 2012 Last updated at 08:31 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Continue reading

Care homes ‘failing vulnerable’

Care homes ‘failing vulnerable’

25 June 2012 Last updated at 10:02 ET Almost half of all care homes and treatment centres in England are failing to protect the welfare of vulnerable adults, a report says. Unannounced inspections were carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), 1 England’s health regulator Continue reading

Care regulator head leaves post

Care regulator head leaves post

23 February 2012 Last updated at 05:35 ET The head of the body regulating health and social care has announced her resignation – as a critical government report into its work is published. Cynthia Bower said it was “time to move on” from her post as England’s Care Quality Commission chief executive. The CQC came under attack last year over the exposure of serious abuses at the Winterbourne View care home Continue reading

Third Castlebeck care home shut

Third Castlebeck care home shut

17 August 2011 Last updated at 13:08 ET A third care home run by a company at the centre of allegations of abuse against vulnerable patients is to close, it has been announced. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said Castlebeck had agreed to close Arden Vale, in Meriden, near Coventry, by next Thursday Continue reading

Watchdog condemns abuse response

Watchdog condemns abuse response

18 July 2011 Last updated at 05:21 ET A care watchdog has reported a “systemic failure to protect people” at a hospital where alleged abuse was secretly filmed by the BBC. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its findings after an inspection of Winterbourne View near Bristol. The review was ordered after BBC Panorama filmed patients being pinned down, slapped and taunted. Continue reading