Partnership to offer inspections and quality assessment
LaingBuisson and BKR Care Consultancy have joined in partnership to provide CQC-type and Ofsted-type inspections across England, Wales and Scotland.
Inspections will be conducted by a highly experienced, 26-strong inspection team, the members of which have undertaken more than 300 inspections. They include former CQC inspectors, senior managers, former heads of safeguarding, mental health specialists, acute care specialists, former Ofsted inspectors and educational specialists.
LaingBuisson chief executive Henry Elphick said the partnership would work with providers, lenders and advisors providing impartial and robust mock inspections to support service improvement, commercial due diligence and risk management.
“LaingBuisson’s partnership with BKR represents an important development in our consultancy offering,” said Mr Elphick.
“Independent inspections provide our clients with a valuable way of managing risk and ensuring the integrity of their due diligence as advisors and gaining a whole-market perspective on how a facility is doing. BKR’s expertise provides useful information which supports a range of business decisions.”
Bhavna Keane-Rao, lead consultant and founder of BKR Care Consultancy said the partnership would broaden the range of clients for inspections and enhance the services that were offered.
“We have a well-proven model with a broad range of experience across different care and education services, which ensures we gauge the performance of services with a perspective informed by providers from across the whole market,” said Mrs Keane-Rao.
“With no personal relationships, our inspections can be trusted as entirely independent.”