Advisory post for Sheila Scott
National Care Homes Association chief executive Sheila Scott has been appointed by health minister John Hutton to the General Social Care Council (GSCC) advisory group. Ms Scott said the advisory group, under the chairmanship of Baroness Jill Pitkeathley, has been formed to advise ministers on the establishment of GSCC. “I am delighted to be representing the private sector on the advisory group because I believe that the General Social Care Council will be an important step in restoring the faith of the public in the field of social care,” Ms Scott said. “None of us has been immune from recent poor press and consequently the development of a professional body is an important step forward.” One of the duties of the GSCC will be to set codes of conduct and Ms Scott said she would be interested to receive copies of any existing codes of conduct, whether for homes or for staff, and from whatever source. Any copies of codes of conduct can be sent to Sheila Scott at NCHA, 45-49 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TJ.