CT survey aims to gauge consistency

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

consistency achieved by National Care Standards Commission inspectors during the first round of inspections since the NCSC began operating, Caring Times is conducting a survey of care homes around the country (see survey form on Page 24 of this issue, supported by the NCHA). Caring Times columnist Karen Rogers, who is a former head of inspection and now an independent private consultant, will use information gathered from this survey of first inspection reports to carry out a comparative analysis of: – Consistency within and between the eight regions; – Prescribed timescales for action, comparing regions; – The approach to physical standards, i.e. are they identified as a non-compliance or good practice issue. (Assessed in the context of the new round of consultation on these standards); – Consistency of enforcement practice within and between areas. Like all surveys, its validity will depend largely on the level of participation, and Caring Times urges all care home operators to respond. All information rece

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