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27% of care centres 'failing'

More than one in four health and social care providers are failing to meet essential standards of quality and safety, the health watchdog found.

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Care centre report 'shocking'

Royal College of Nursing chief executive andgeneral secretary Dr Peter Carter said: "It is shocking that more than onein four locations inspected in this report have failed to meet even essentialstandards of quality and safety.

The Royal College of Nursing describes the results as "shocking".

"We are reassured that the CQC has taken action to address these failings; nevertheless, this presents a long overdue wake-up call for the Government. Those locations in question must be brought up to standard as a matter of urgency."

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