Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

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Society and its health and adult social care needs in the 21st century is a complex entity, with individuals requiring services that are tailored towards their specific needs.  The provision of care is no longer a generic one size fits all approach.  In 2008 the Healthcare and Adult Social Care professions were brought together for the first time in England, under the regulatory umbrella of the Care Quality Commission.

It is recognised that at some point we will all be a service users, requiring assistance in a variety of settings that should universally promise the same thing: excellent, person-centred, individualised care that welcomes and understands difference, whether that it is because of specific needs, cultural or ethnic diversity or just compassion and understanding.  As a professional, caring is a vocation, whether you are a GP, Dentist, Care Home Manager, Care Assistant or any other of the multitude of roles which support and ensure the success of this vital industry.

From a regulatory perspective the Care Quality Systems ties together how services as different as GP surgeries and domiciliary care agencies all work towards the same goals of excellence in care.  It doesn’t matter if you provide your care in day settings, to service users with mental health issues, learning difficulties, residential care or in dental practices, the principles behind this vocation is to ensure that those in your care are always treated with the utmost respect, their dignity and choices respected and their care provided world-class.

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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA)

Latest Question

Are CQC still processing new registration applications during COVID-19?

Hi Sheila
With the outbreak of Covid-19, are the CQC still processing new registration applications right now?
Thanks

Dear Tracy,   Thank you for your question.   Although CQC have stopped all routine inspections because of their wish to stop the spread of coronavirus if you look at their website at "Register...

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Policy Updates

Updated: 20th March 2020

Epilepsy Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC105
Updated: 20th March 2020

Staff Identification Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Practice Management Region: | Reference: GCP05
Updated: 20th March 2020

Agency Staff Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: WPC18
Updated: 20th March 2020

Quality Meetings Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Practice Management Region: | Reference: GCP17
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