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Why are the elderly being failed?

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Following on from the Care Quality Commission's damning report on NHS elderly care, many listeners contacted the Today programme to share their own experiences, including Susie Bailey and a former nurse, Jennifer.

Dame Joan Bakewell, former government champion for the elderly, and Dr Raymond Tallis, philosopher and former professor of geriatric medicine, analyse the issues behind the Care Quality Commission report.


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