The chief inspector of hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, has welcomed an expected announcement by Jeremy Hunt that care homes will face tougher inspections.
The Care Quality Commission's (CQC) chief inspector of hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards said:
We have seen significant improvements in almost all of the 11 trusts that were put into special measures, with exceptional progress in two trusts and very good progress in a further three.
The hard work by trust staff that has underpinned this progress should be recognised.
Special measures brings a new focus on quality improvement in trusts which have previously struggled to provide high quality care.
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