Scottish regulator holds seminars on terminal care

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

Hundreds of care homes in Scotland have received detailed advice from the regulator – the Care Commission – on how to improve the way they look after people with terminal illness. Sixty organisations attended seminars organised by the Commission designed to help them deliver the best standards in palliative care to people reaching the end of their lives. Susan Brimelow, director of healthcare regulation with the Care Commission, said the seminars were the first of the kind to be organised by the Commission, which was delighted with the response. “It shows very clearly they understand and accept there is no place for poor practice and that improvement is an ongoing process that never stops,” said Ms Brimelow. “In the care sector, few areas are as sensitive as looking after those who are terminally ill and it is heartening to see so many providers intent on learning about best practices with a view to improving the standard of care they offer. “Telling services what we are looking for helps them ado

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