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Persistent challenges to providing quality care

An RCN report on the views and experiences of frontline nursing staff in care homes in England

In 2004 and 2010, the RCN carried out surveys of its members who work in care homes. Both survey findings (RCN, 2004 and RCN, 2010) identified the
same, worrying challenges to providing quality care in care homes. Given the projected growth in demand of care homes, owing to issues such as an ageing population and the Government’s stated goals and policies (i.e. the shift from the acute to the community), the RCN felt that it must monitor and again report on members’ key, frontline insights into care homes in England. The RCN carried out the survey again in 2011.