CQC warns more providers over poor care standards

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 21 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5216
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

The Care Quality Commission has reported a big increase in the number of warning notices it has served to care providers over “unacceptable” standards.

In 2012-13, the CQC issued 910 warning notices compared with 638 in 2011-12, according to its latest annual report.1 More than 90% (818) of those notices were issued to providers in adult social care, which covers care homes and domiciliary care. NHS trusts received 20 warning notices, and 41 were issued to independent healthcare facilities. …

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