A review by the Care Quality Commission of the allocation of do not resuscitate orders to some care home residents without consultation, during the first wave of the pandemic, is expected shortly. But already, new concerns have been raised that the same practices may be recurring. Normally, these orders should only be made when people are too frail to benefit. But the charity Mencap says that it has heard recently from people with learning disabilities who are concerned that they have been barred from potentially life-saving treatments.
There are complaints, too, about the vaccine rollout, with questions raised both [...]