New measures to crack down on failing care homes

Ministers have brought in new rules which could force care homes to shut down if they are not caring for residents properly.

Read: 'Special measures' planned for care homes

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is extending the "special measures system" - which is currently used for hospitals and schools - to include care homes in order to protect vulnerable people after a series of scandals.

Health correspondent Catherine Jones reports.

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'Special measures' planned for all care homes

Failing care homes could be put into a similar failure category as poor-performing hospitals, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to announce.