'Dignity' inspections in hundreds of care homes within weeks

23/02/2012

This story has been reproduced form the Telegraph online

The care regulator the Care Quality Commission, said inspectors would begin carrying out unannounced spot checks on residential homes across England from next month checking whether basic standards are being maintained.

It comes as the Government threw its weight behind a new code of conduct for care workers and nurses which demands that elderly patients are treated with dignity and respect and not simply treated as "objects".