No account taken of providers’ concerns

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

Disappointment has been expressed by the National Care Homes Association and the Registered Nursing Homes Association that the set of national standards prepared by the Centre for Policy on Ageing had largely ignored the views expressed by representatives of provider groups. In a joint statement NCHA chairman Barry Hartley and RNHA chairman Clifford Davison said: “Despite our disappointment we intend to consult with other colleagues in independent sector representative organisations as (to) the action we will be taking in the coming weeks and months. We intend to play a full part in the consultation exercise that the Government has promised. “We will be examining closely the options open to us to prove that quality care is based upon more than those items which can be assessed with a tape measure.”

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