Facts ‘seem to have been glossed over’


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

The English Community Care Association (ECCA) has expressed concern about the National Care Standards Commission1s (NCSC) latest report on the handling and management of drugs and medicines in care homes. ECCA chief executive Joe Campbell said his association appreciated the need for appropriate handling of drugs and medicines and welcomed the NCSC1s scrutiny in order to ensure that all people in care homes were given the care and attention they needed and deserved. “The report is not all doom and gloom,” Mr Campbell said. “We should recognise that 44 per cent of homes for older people have met the stringent medication standards and I am pleased that some even exceeded the requirements. These facts seems to be have been glossed over. Moreover, there are 43 per cent of homes that Å’almost met1 the targets and with advice and encouragement, the homes will move at the next inspection to the Å’standard met1 category. “The 87 per cent of care homes for older people that met or nearly met the standards should be pr





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