Survey shows inspection still a problem

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

A survey conducted by the National Care Managers Forum (NCMF) suggests most care home managers have adjusted to working with the National Minimum Standards. NCMF chief executive Mike O¹Neil said that, while many who responded had a liking for National Standards, some are wary of the inspectors¹ opinions and the manner in which inspections are carried out. “The survey highlights another problem of the inspection regime, that is, not feeling comfortable in contacting an inspector for advice or guidance,” Mr O¹Neil said. “The survey shows that home managers are feeling they are guilty until proven innocent. Many managers have contacted the NCMF with just this problem. “NCMF believes that best practice and quality care are at the core of any provision of care. While recognising and supporting the need for regulation, the relationship between some managers and inspectors is still very poor. The senior management of the CSCI should address this situation.”

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