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Care homes 'feel unable to ask for help'

Introducing a system of special measures in an attempt to maintain the standard of care homes is likely to compound any problems, former NHS trust chairman Roy Lilley has said.

He told the Today programme that so-called failing care homes would find it more difficult to retain and hire staff once they, the homes, are placed in special measures.

Mr Lilley instead suggested that the government should work to ensure that care homes feel able to ask for added assistance when needed, which is currently not the case.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 16 July.

  • 16 Jul 2014
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