Tag Archives: Human Rights in Care Homes

Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (BBC News / House of Lords Select Committee)

Summary The House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 has found that safeguards introduced to protect vulnerable patients are not working, and that possibly tens of thousands of vulnerable adults may be being deprived of their … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission Strategy for 2013 to 2016 (CQC)

Summary This Care Quality Commission (CQC) strategy document outlines how the CQC proposes to inspect and regulate services to ensure people receive safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care. Section headings in this report comprise: CQC purpose, role and principles. CQC plans for … Continue reading

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Time to Listen in Care Homes, Dignity and Nutrition Inspection Programme 2012 (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission‘s second Dignity and Nutrition report concerning care homes has been published alongside that for NHS hospitals. The CQC inspected 500 care homes, including 422 homes providing dementia care. It found that 84% of care homes respected … Continue reading

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Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs in Care Homes (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has drawn attention to a further study raising concern over the prescribing of psychotropic medicines for elderly people living in care homes. The study in question examined how psychotropic drugs – i.e. … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Dementia in Care Home Residents (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A survey by the Alzheimer’s Society has discovered that more than 320,000 of the 400,000 people living in the 20,000 care homes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have dementia or severe memory problems. This estimate is almost 30% higher than … Continue reading

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Care Home Whistleblowing Increases (CQC / BBC News)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reported an unusually large increase in the number of whistleblowing complaints concerning the poor treatment of care home residents. Over 4,300 whistleblowers came forwards in the past 16 months to complain about the treatment of elderly … Continue reading

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Care Home Residents Denied GP Medical Services? (BBC News)

Summary The English Community Care Association, a group representing the owners of care homes, says possibly one-third of residents might not receive the full range of GP services to which they are entitled. Doctors may refuse to visit elderly care home residents, offering a diagnosis over … Continue reading

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