A question of priorities

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By JOHN BURTON, E: johnb225@btinternet.com, www.standardsforpractice.co.uk

I am working with a newly appointed care home manager who was, until recently, an inspector. Before she was an inspector, she was a care home manager, a job for which I registered her when I was an inspector!

Returning to practice as a manager, after working as an inspector for many years, takes considerable courage and commitment. Under present circumstances, inspection can be a dull and repetitive job with little room for professional judgement and discretion. Your work is prescribed and constrained, your judgements filtered and homogenised, and your repo

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