Quality of care suffering, says regulator
23 November 2012 Last updated at 18:42 GMT
The quality of services provided to people across the health and care sectors in England is beginning to suffer, according to the regulator.
The Care Quality Commission's (CQC) warning comes after it looked at data from more than 13,000 inspections.
The regulator said staff pressures and the rise in complex cases seen in the ageing population meant everyone from hospitals to care homes was struggling.
Dominic Hughes reports.