Care minister: Measures will make prosecution easier

Care and support minister Norman Lamn has said it is "striking" that there have been no prosecutions of healthcare providers or directors resulting from a string of scandals.

He said the measures announced today were designed to bring an end to that.

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Care abuse chiefs face fines

Directors of care homes and hospitals that fail to deliver basic standards will be open to prosecution under new plans being unveiled by the Government. They will also have to pass a "fit and proper" test before being appointed to their roles.