The government will today announce measures that aim to restore confidence in the care system after a series of scandals, including Winterbourne View and Mid-Staffs.
The measures include:
- A compulsory 'fit and proper person' test for hospital and care home directors. If they fail the test, they will be removed from their post.
- Addressing a loophole in the system where providers responsible for appalling failures in care can escape prosecution.
- Allowing the Care Quality Commission to prosecute providers and their directors without giving prior notice.
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