July is still the target for start of regulation

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

|NCSC chair Anne Parker speaks to Homecare Professional editor Geoff Hodgson| In mid-February the regulations for homecare were yet to be released, following the close of the consultation period at the end of January, and National Care Standards Commission chair Anne Parker says the NCSC is planning to begin registration procedures for homecare providers in July. “We are not starting entirely from scratch,” Mrs Parker said. “A fairly large number of local authorities have already been inspecting homecare provision as part of their commissioning policies. “We intend that for the first 12 months, starting in July, the registration of each homecare provider will also count as the first inspection, and there will only be the one inspection during that period. In subsequent years, each provider will be inspected at least twice.” Mrs Parker said she was confident the NCSC would have sufficient inspectors to carry out the task of initial registration in the first 12 months. “We have a number of inspectors, who have

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