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.
What incidents should I be reporting to the Care Inspectorate?
Can you clarify what incidents I should be reporting to the Care Inspectorate, I’m not sure what constitutes a notification.
Yes of course I can advise on what is expected to be reported to the Care Inspectorate. The areas listed below would constitute a notification to the Care Inspectorate immediately via the E-forms system.
- Accidents, incidents or injuries
- Outbreak of infectious disease
- Death of person using a care service
- Allegations of abuse
- Significant equipment breakdown
- Allegation of misconduct by a provider or employee
- Criminal convictions resulting in unfitness of a manager
- A provider becoming unfit
- Absence of manager
- Planned refurbishment/alteration/extension of premises
- Change of registration details
- Person living at the registered premises
I hope this clarifies this for you.
What would you like to ask Senga?
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.