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The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Visit our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

Dignity and nutrition for older people

Throughout summer 2012, we carried out an inspection programme that looked at the care provided to older people in care homes and NHS hospitals. The programme focused on whether they are treated with respect and dignity and get the food and drink that meets their needs.

NHS hospitals

This review looked at the care provided to older patients in 50 NHS hospitals between July and August 2012.

Find out more in Dignity and nutrition: NHS

Care homes

We inspected 500 care homes between April and October 2012 to find out whether people were treated with dignity and had their nutritional needs met.

Find out more in Dignity and nutrition: Adult social care

Dignity and nutrition in 2011

Read the results from the original inspection programme which we carried out in 2011.

Find out more about this programme in Dignity and nutrition 2011.