Nursing homes 'closing each week'
Nursing homes are closing at the rate of at least one per week in England, due mainly to a shortage of nurses, official figures suggest.
It means the number of nursing homes and nursing beds has fallen for the first time in five years.
A total of 73 homes cancelled their registration in the first six months of 2016, the Care Quality Commission said, partly due to recruiting problems.
The Department of Health said nurse training places were being increased.
In the year 2015-2016, the number of nursing homes in England fell from 4,697 to 4,633 and the number of their beds reduced from 224,674... read more