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LBC Radio Failing care homes could be put into special measures or face closure

Image Failing care homes could be put into special measures or face closure

Gail Beer, Director of Operations at 2020health talked to Liza Aziz on the morning news about Jeremy Hunt’s plan to introduce the NHS failure regime for hospitals, into care homes.

Gail pointed out that the government primarily need to build and restore trust in the care home system, and that many staff are doing a good job and would welcome the chance to prove it. She went onto say that it will be interesting to see how the system would work for those organisations not managed by the NHS or local authorities. The inspection regime would require the CQC to have skilled staff to undertake assessment and Commissioners would need to be held to account for the way they monitor contracts.