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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:

27th April 2017

New Health and Social Care Standards: final implementation

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Government in Scotland is, after extensive consultation, at the last stage of implementing new standards to which all care...

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19th April 2017

Mental Welfare Commission visits to hospital wards

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland has a semi-independent role of scrutiny over mental health services in Scotland. It is...

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11th April 2017

A ten-year Mental Health Strategy

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Scottish Minister for Mental Health has launched a new ten-year strategy to improve mental health services. This is a...

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05th April 2017

Progress on the Keys to Life Scottish strategy

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Care Inspectorate registers and regulates care services in Scotland, as well as having a scrutiny function over the care...

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29th March 2017

Effects of delayed hospital discharges

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

There is a crisis in hospitals throughout which is recognised, but the knock-on effects of this are increasingly harmful to...

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22nd March 2017

Active living, healthy ageing

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Health researchers have in recent years highlighted the fact that inactivity is a major threat to public health. Being inactive...

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15th March 2017

A preventive approach to homelessness

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Government last year announced a program to reduce the problem of homelessness, recognising this as a major issue for...

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08th March 2017

Working with personal outcomes

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

I have written before about the importance of personal outcomes in providing personal support and care. I think it is useful...

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28th February 2017

Management and leadership

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Managing and leading are important in the operation of care services. They are often seen as being combined in one...

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22nd February 2017

Building partnership in Health and Social care services

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Scottish legislation came into force in April 2016 to require health and social care services to be provided on an...

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