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.
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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.
Does SSSC accept overseas qualification?
I’m Rubén from Spain, living in Scotland. I am working in a nursing home. I have a diploma health care assistant, could I use this qualification and register with SSSC?
How much is my SSSC now I am providing home care?
I started doing home care in the community, can you tell me how much it is for my SSSC?.
Do you need to register with SSSC if you work in a learning disabilities day centre
If you work in a day centre for adults with learning disabilities do you need to register with SSSC?
How do I become a member of the SSSC?
I have been offered relief work and weekend work through both Inspire Scotland and Enable Scotland. How do I become a member of the SSSC?
Do I have to register again and obtain the SSSC certificate to practice if changing from a registered nurse to Senior Care Assistant?
I am a registered nurse with a current valid PIN. I am thinking of changing roles to Senior care assistant do I have to register and obtain SSSC certificate to practice
Thank you Ill await your reply
Where can I find the late Covid19 guidance released by the Care Inspectorate?
Someone told me the Care Inspectorate had issued new guidance on reporting during the Coronavirus, I cannot find it, can you help as I want to ensure I report notifications correctly
Does QCS provide how to do a care plan and risk assessments?
Do you guys provide how to do a care plan and do you have already done risk assessments please
I have been told by my company I need to register with SSSC?
I have been told by my company I need to register with SSSC.
What should I do if my work said I need to do a 5-year renewal after I paid my SSSC fee?
I paid my SSSC fee in March and my place of work has said that I need to do a 5-year renewal how do I go about this?
I’ve been told I must register with SSSC despite I still hold my GDC registration from my last job?
I am currently working in a care home and have been told that I need to register with SSSC however I have previously worked as a dental nurse and still hold my GDC registration.
When trying to register online it said that I cannot continue with my registration as I am still GSC registered.
My work is saying that I must register.