Care homes may be monitored with hidden cameras

Standards in care homes could be monitored using hidden cameras, the Care Quality Commission has revealed.

The health and social care watchdog unveiled proposals to use surveillance to help with inspections as part of a wider review into the way it monitors care providers.

"Mystery shoppers" could also be sent in to check on standards.

This report from ITV News' Medical Editor Lawrence McGinty contains images which some may find distressing:

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'Hidden cameras' in care homes

Adult and elderly people living in care homes could be under constant surveillance if proposals from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are put into place. The CQC wants to use hidden cameras to help with inspections after a number of scandals.