NCSC apologises for causing distress


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

|By Geoff Hodgson| |Nurse alleges he was sexually harassed by inspector| The National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) has flexed its publicly-funded legal muscle in a bid to keep the lid on allegations that an inspector sexually harassed a nurse who worked at a care home. Although the nurse¹s allegations were not upheld, he has received a formal apology from the NCSC for any distress caused by comments made to him by Commission. The nurse¹s complaint, and allegations surrounding the closure of a care home, have resulted in health minister Stephen Ladyman asking the NCSC to undertake an urgent investigation into how its inspection officers carried out their duties in relation to the care home which has now closed. NCSC solicitors have advised Caring Times that the complaint was not upheld by the Commission¹s in-house investigation, and that in the review by an independent person appointed by the NCSC, no disciplinary action against the inspectors involved had been recommended. The solicitors also threatene





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