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Care home residents lack NHS services – CQC survey

by admin | 8th March 2012

Care home residents lack NHS services – CQC survey

Vulnerable people in care homes may be struggling to get access to GPs and routine medicines, a review suggests.

The Care Quality Commission looked at 81 care homes in England, chosen from areas previously flagged up as at risk of poor performance.

The idea was to get a snapshot of the sort of problems being encountered.

Experts said the findings were particularly worrying as care home residents were among the most vulnerable patients.

There are more than 400,000 people in care homes. Most are elderly people, but some include younger adults with disabilities.

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BBC News – Health

7 March 2012

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