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Vulnerable 'playing Russian roulette' choosing care

Vulnerable 'playing Russian roulette' choosing care

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Vulnerable people are playing "Russian roulette" when they need care in England, campaigners warn, as a quarter of services are failing on safety.The Care Quality Commission said drug errors, lack of staff and falls were major problems, after inspecting 24,000 services.Nursing homes had the worst problems, with a third falling short on safety.The CQC said the failings across services for the elderly and disabled were "completely unacceptable".The findings mark the completion of the first round of inspections under the "tougher" system launched in 2014 amid concerns problems were going undetected.One million vulnerable people use care services - either getting their fees paid by councils or funding it themselves.More than 200,000 of them live in nursing homes, which had the most serious pro...