Sawyer lists barriers to standards being achieved


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

Lucianne Sawyer, president of the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), has been appointed as a board member of the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC). The NCSC is a new body set up by the Government to regulate and inspect a number of services which will include domiciliary care, residential and nursing care and private hospitals. Ms Sawyer said the National Care Standards Commission board was presently absorbed by the need to get the structure and staff into place for what would be a very large organisation with more than 2,400 staff based in 80 offices around the country. “The board is involved in the discussions about how all this will work and we are involved in assessment and interviews as we recruit most senior staff,” Ms Sawyer said. “We will not only be regulating and inspecting ­ we also have the power to inform and advise government on quality of services and any changes which we think should be made in order to improve quality.” The NCSC is expected to release draft standards for do





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