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Elderly Care: Condition Critical?

Using secret filming and exclusive research into the mortality rates of care and nursing homes for the elderly in England, Panorama investigates evidence of death hastened by neglect and exposes the pain of poor care.

This film is the story of two daughters and a whistleblower, fighting for better care. And a leading doctor and statistician, who uncovered death rates and mistreatment at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Hospital Trust, says the care sector is decades behind in using mortality rates to pick up poor care.

The national regulator, the Care Quality Commission promises to get tough with providers who fail to report deaths and commits to looking at death rates more widely in an effort to drive out poor care.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 21 Jun 2013 00:50
BBC Two Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
ReporterAlison Holt
ProducerJoe Plomin
EditorTom Giles
Executive ProducerFrank Simmonds
DirectorJoe Plomin