The Care Quality Commission, the body responsible for regulating health and social care services in England is to radically change the way it inspects and regulates services between now and 2016.
At the Labour Party conference Andy Burnham called for improvements in the standards of care for the elderly personalised by the fact that his own Grandmother had been a victim of abuse in a care home. About time too !
The CQC have set a new measure of fundamental standards in place and they will be able to hold care providers to account to the point of taking legal action.
This is the report from the Independent on line about the manifesto from Andy Burnham.