National Minimum Standards ­ where now?

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

|Peter Grose looks at the confusion surrounding implementation of the Minimum Standards in the light of the process that created them| By the time you read this article the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) will have assumed control of the regulation of care homes. We will have entered a brave new world. After the great debate about National Minimum Standards we will be able to distinguish over the next few months a pattern developing as to how the Commission will seek to implement the Standards. Many care home owners however have already left the market. Record numbers of homes have shut due to the fear of the way in which National Minimum Standards will be implemented. No one quibbles with those standards dealing with qualitative care and care outputs ­ the big debate is centred around environmental standards, particularly those relating to space and room sizes. The Government has a lot to answer for in the way the care market has been mismanaged due to ministerial failure to appreciate the sensiti

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