Some care home staff in England not using PPE, find health inspectors

Faulty infection control and PPE use uncovered by CQC as Covid-19 second wave nears

Health inspectors have uncovered multiple problems with infection control and the use of personal protective equipment in care homes in England ahead of a second spike in Covid-19, which is starting to be detected in care facilities across the country.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found homes where PPE was not being worn and that had out-of-date infection prevention policies and were failing to take steps to protect black and minority ethnic residents and staff who have been identified as potentially more vulnerable to the virus.

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