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Dignity and nutrition for older people

The Care Quality Commission has published the first 12 reports from an inspection programme which examines whether elderly people receive essential standards of care in 100 NHS hospitals throughout England.

The programme focuses on whether people are treated with dignity and respect, and whether they get food and drink that meets their needs. A national report into the findings of the programme will be published in September. These first 12 inspection reports identify three hospitals as failing to meet the essential standards required by law. Less serious concerns were identified in a further three hospitals, with the remaining six found to be meeting essential standards.