Matrons: ‘we won’t attend interviews’

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

|By Geoff Hodgson| Nursing home operators in South London are refusing to send their matron/ managers to interviews intended to assess their fitness to carry out their duties, saying the interviews are demeaning and humiliating for their matron/ managers, most of whom have been competently running their care homes for many years. The requirement for officers of the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) to carry out the interviews is contained in Regulation 31 under the care Standards Act 2000. Members of the Croydon Nursing Homes Association and the South London & Surrey Nursing Homes Association have been joined by the Sutton & Cheam Association in refusing to send their matron/managers to the interviews. The Croydon association chairman Alain Leong-Son said the owners of more than 30 care homes in the south London area had dug their heels in over the issue. “Some of our managers have attended interviews and have reported back that they found it to be a humiliating experience,” Mr Leong-Son said. “They h

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