Are star ratings creating a two tier market?

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

Research carried out by Healthcare Property Consultants Ltd (HPC) has identified what it describes as a potentially disturbing pattern in respect of local authority funded placements into care homes.

HPC director Nigel Newton Taylor said that, at the outset of the original Commission for Social Care Inspection quality rating concept, there had been an undoubted intention that the rating system should impact positively upon the quality of service provision through increasing demand for higher rated homes.


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