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Abuse secretly filmed in “excellent London care home
Article Type: News and events From: Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Volume 13, Issue 3
A BBC Panorama programme, broadcast on 23 April, showed and elderly woman being physically assaulted by a male carer and mistreated by four others in a care home that had previously been classed “excellent” by the national regulator, the Care Quality Commission.
Kath Parson, Chief Executive of the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance, is calling for independent advocacy to be available in health, social care settings and people’s own homes. Kath is interested in pursuing resources to support more independent advocacy work in care homes and advocacy training for health and social care staff, and she is interested in hearing from anyone who shares this interest (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Action on Elder Abuse charity is among those to have questioned the role of healthcare organisations the Care Quality Commission and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after the Panorama programme once again caused outrage over care home abuse that regulators failed to uncover.