In its report, the CQC highlighted: Staffing shortages with vacancy rates in the NHS rising by 16% over the last two years despite an increase in staff of 4% Bed shortages in hospitals with occupancy levels being consistently above recommended levels since April 2012 Falling numbers of nursing homes beds – down by 4,000 in two years at a time when more are needed Rising numbers of people not getting support for their social care needs with the numbers hitting 1.2m, up 18% in a year Number of detentions under the Mental Health Act up by a fifth in two years to more than 63,000Read More →