Vulnerable “playing Russian roulette” choosing care

Nick Triggle, BBC News

Vulnerable people are playing “Russian roulette” when they need care in England, campaigners warn, as a quarter of services are failing on safety. The Care Quality Commission said drug errors, lack of staff and falls were major problems. Nursing homes had the worst problems, with a third falling short on safety. The CQC said the failings across services for the elderly and disabled were “completely unacceptable”.

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