Does the NCSC operate to its Œcode of practice¹?


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

|What can care homes reasonably expect when an NCSC inspector turns up? Martin Wigg suggests the NCSC itself might need some regulation| In this column last month I asked you to believe in a new era of relationship between care homes and the regulatory body, NCSC, heralded by the enactment of the Care Standards Act. This month my confidence in this belief is not so strong. Is this a change of heart on my part? Well no, because I think it is important that we try to remain positive. However, at a time when both the regulators and ourselves are finding our way through a maze of new, and as yet largely untried legislation, I believe that ill considered/illegal decisions will be made. It is vital that these are challenged and clarification is sort. You may feel that to question NCSC is an ill advised thing to do. If this is so you may wish to contact me through the National Care Managers Association. Contact details: Tel: 08702430607, Email: jan@ncma.co.uk, Website: www.ncma. co.uk My concerns have arisen as a co





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