Inspectors train for new role

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

Registration and inspection officers from social care and from health are to be brought together in a joint national learning programme. Between April and July this year they will form “learning sets” to study draft National Occupational Standards (NOS)for registration and inspection. The learning sets correspond to the planned structure of the National Care Standards Commission which will replace registration and inspection units in both social services and health, subject to the Care Standards Bill now before Parliament. The Commission is expected to employ as “regulators” about 2,500 registration and inspection officers in England, who are mostly from either social work or nursing backgrounds. The eight learning sets – regional groups of around 15 officers each – are part of the draft NOS development by TOPSS England and Healthwork UK, the national training organisations for social care and for health, in partnership with the Department of Health. The draft National Occupational Standards have already been

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