Market forces carry the clout


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

|By KEN TOPPING, Healthcare specialist, DM Hall Chartered Surveyors. Email: ken.topping@dmhall.co.uk| |Healthcare specialist KEN TOPPING examines the dynamics of the care sector in Scotland| The regulatory backdrop against which the care home sector operates in Scotland has been subject to some rapid and radical change of late, however the influence of market forces on helping drive forward improvements in the standard of care home provision should not be underestimated. The main change affecting the care home sector over the past few years has been the introduction of the National Care Standards. The introduction of the standards caused some confusion over whether a care home would need to take remedial action in order to remain in compliance with the new legislation. While similar legislation introduced in England stipulated various requirements over such factors as the proportion of single bedrooms and extent of ensuite facilities, minimum room sizes and lift installations, these requirements were subseque





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