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Worst-Performing Care Home Regions In England Revealed

Nottinghamshire Named As Area With Worst Care Homes


A new report which compiled the findings of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections of care homes in England has revealed the ten worst-performing areas.

Nottinghamshire was found to be the worst-performing region, with 123 of the county’s 345 residential and nursing homes failing to meet national standards relating to hygiene, staffing levels and patient safety. Overall, 36 per cent of the region’s care homes failed at least one CQC check.

Neighbouring Derbyshire was revealed to be the second worst-performing area, with 99 homes failing CQC inspections, followed by the West Midlands, Dorset, Hertfordshire and Leicestershire.

The remainder of the top ten in the Caring Homes report was made up by Northumberland, Staffordshire, West Sussex and Northamptonshire.

According to the report, there are 32 counties in England where 15 per cent or less of care homes failed checks.

The CQC is currently preparing its annual findings – the State of Care report - which will detail the current state of adult health and social care services around the country.

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