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Tony Clarke

Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Tony began care work as a care assistant in care of the elderly here in Scotland in the 1970s. He very much enjoyed promoting activities, interests and good basic care. After a gap to gain a social work qualification, he worked in management of care services, latterly as a peripatetic manager which gave him experience of a wide range of services.

Posts by Tony Clarke:

10th October 2014

Grading care service quality in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

It is interesting that the CQC is moving to a rating system for care services which are inspected. In Scotland,...

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03rd October 2014

Getting the Right Person

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Staff recruitment is a challenging but very important task for managers of care services. After all, people who are supported...

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26th September 2014

Fraud in the NHS

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Dealing with fraud We all know that the majority of people who work in and use the NHS are honest, but...

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26th September 2014

Managing medication in care services – part two

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Some care services, particularly care homes, may manage the medication for people using their service. In my experience, there are...

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19th September 2014

Managing medication in care services

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Managing medication in care services is obviously very important. Medicines can be a life-saving part of care and support, and...

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15th September 2014

Whistle-blowing

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

This is the reporting of wrongdoing at work. In the context of care services, this can include abuse or mistreatment...

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05th September 2014

Music and Care

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Michelle Hanson, in a Guardian article of 2012 wrote about the transformative power of music for people with dementia, and...

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29th August 2014

Involving People

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

In my work, I am often asked, 'How can I involve the people we support in the work of providing...

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22nd August 2014

Achieving Excellence in Care Services

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Apparent neglect in Hospitals, Serious case reviews, graphic TV documentaries of abuse in some care settings. It would be easy...

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23rd July 2014

Self Assessment: The Low-down!

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

What is it Self-assessment is an important part of the regulation and inspection of care services in Scotland. Each year, usually...

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