CQC report found 'failings in NHS care'

Last week the Care Quality Commission watchdog found standards so poor that one in five care homes do not even feed residents properly.

Standards in care have been dropping, the report found Credit: PA Wire

Fifteen per cent of hospitals and 20 per cent of care homes failed to meet minimum standards on ensuring residents had enough food and drink, and the help they needed to consume it.

Ten per cent of NHS hospitals and 15 per cent of nursing homes failed to meet standards on treating patients with dignity and respect.

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Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals

Jeremy Hunt will pledge an overhaul of the current inspection regime today, which he says promotes poor care as it gives institutions little incentive to improve.