More than a third of England’s 4,000 nursing homes are failing on safety, according to inspectors. Drug errors, lack of staff and falls were highlighted by the Care Quality Commission in its review. Safety was also a major issue in other services for the elderly and disabled, including care homes and home help. The CQC said the failings were “completely unacceptable”, as it unveiled the full findings of its new inspection regime for the care sector. The new “tougher” system was launched in 2014, amid concerns problems were going undetected. The CQC has now completed inspections for all 24,000 services in the sector, which provide care to one million vulnerable people. More than 200,000 of them live in nursing homes, which had the most serious problems. Some 37% of homes failed on safety, with inspectors noting they had a particular problems recruiting and retaining nurses. Just below a quarter of care homes and home helps were rated not safe enough, while in community support,

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