NCSC chair responds to providers’ concerns

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

|Caring Times columnist Martin Wigg speaks to NCSC chair Anne Parker| I attended the board meeting of the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) on May 19 – an interesting experience which provided an insight to some of the thinking taking place within the Commission. Another recent event of interest was the NCSC’s press statement: “Don’t let care users lose out in the legal lottery, warns regulator” (CT, June 2003). Were I cynical, I might re-phrase this to read, “Regulator warns care homes that they should not defend their businesses”. I discussed these issues with NCSC chair Anne Parker, who I thank for granting an interview at short notice. At the NCSC board meeting, a board member suggested that the recording of the dates of service user deaths in inspection reports should become mandatory. My concern is that such stark information could have a very adverse effect on any home. Statistical information taken out of context can be very misleading. Incidence of death maybe be attributed to a whole range o

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