No doubt everyone has heard by now that the Health Service ombudsman has published a report which is critical of NHS care of the elderly (Report available here)
I have not had time to read the full report but what I have seen is a grim catalogue of neglect and incompetence.
Would many people be prepared to argue that these cases are unrepresentative of care – and that we really do have good standards of care?
I know a lot of people in NHS health care and of course I get to speak to our students about care – I am sure that people still want to do a good job and strive for high standards.
Rather than pontificate for ages about this I really wanted to ask you all – what do you think?