People with drug and alcohol addiction are being put at risk of harm at many independent residential rehabilitation units, a new report has warned.

The Care Quality Commission published the report today revealing nearly three-quarters of private clinics were failing to hit regulatory standards of care.

The briefing was based on inspections of 68 independent services providing residential detoxification services over the last two years.

The CQC required 49 providers (72 per cent) to make improvements because they had breached regulations of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and failed to meet fundamental standards of care.

It took enforcement action against eight providers. Forty-one providers breached two or more regulations and 25 breached three or more….read more

HSJ: 30 November 2017

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