Scottish regulator will take recommendations on board


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

Professor Frank Clark, convener of the Care Commission in Scotland, has welcomed publication of the recent review of public services regulation and said that his board would now study the recommendations in detail.

Professor Clark said the Care Commission, along with Audit Scotland, had been instrumental in identifying the need for such a review some time ago because the two bodies believed the scrutiny landscape in Scotland was more complex than it needed to be.

“The key recommendations in Professor Crerar’s report should result in a process which is easier to understand, reduces duplication and avoids unnecessary bureaucracy while providing the assurance of quality that service users and the wider Scottish public have the right to expect,” said Prof. Clark.

“We welcome change as a necessary part of ensuring that the standard of our care services continues to reflect the developing needs of service users. This is not an organisation that is afraid of change. Since our crea





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