Ladyman announces review of National Minimum Standards

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

The Government is going to renew the National Minimum Standards (NMS) which it introduced as part of the care Standards Act less than three years ago, amid warnings that the standards would result in widespread care home closures and the loss of thousands of long term care beds. Health minister Dr Stephen Ladyman announced early review of the National Minimum Standards when he addressed the National Care Homes Association¹s annual conference in Norwich. Dr Ladyman told delegates that the Government had made a commitment to review the NMS when they were first introduced in April 2002 as part of the Care Standards Act. “But I intend to begin reviewing the standards and the associated legislative framework for adult social services,” Dr Ladyman said. “This will involve central government working closely with the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), and stakeholders ­ that¹s you ­ with the aim of implementing changes in 2006.” Dr Ladyman said he would like to see a regulatory framework that enabled t

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