Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Have the Care Inspectorate changed the way they inspect Care at home?
I have been told the Care Inspectorate have changed the way they inspect Care at Home, is that correct? I am expecting an inspection soon and I am now worried that they will inspect me under the new regime, and I don’t know about it. Can you clarify for me, please?
Firstly, please don’t worry about it, no matter the framework the regulator uses, they will be looking at the same issues and outcomes for the service users, therefore continue to do what you do and please don’t worry.
They have issued a new framework in draft form for consultation, it is similar to the new framework they are using in other services. You will find the new framework here, please have a look and share with your staff. Good Luck for your next inspection.
*All information is correct at the time of publishing.
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Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.