RNHA says consistency would reduce likelihood of litigation

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

In the wake of a plea by the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) for care providers to avoid litigation (CT, June 2003), the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) says new regulations governing care homes may have proved more difficult to implement than originally anticipated because, while they were crafted by the Government, they were being interpreted by the NCSC. RNHA chief executive Frank Ursell said co-operation and collaboration were a better solution than litigation in most instances, but warned that care providers would expect to see greater consistency within the NCSC. “The Government, the regulators, lawyers and care providers themselves were always bound to see things differently,” Mr Ursell said. “Those responsible for providing care would naturally prefer to devote all their time, energy and resources to looking after the vulnerable people placed in their charge. “However, that doesn’t mean we will simply accept every decision the regulators make, regardless of how unreasonable or unf

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