Still time to respond to consistency survey

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

Over the past three months, Caring Times has been running a survey which invites care home operators to to send us copies of their first inspection reports issued by the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC). The sole aim of the survey is to assess the degree of consistency in inspections around the country. Many care home operators have sent in copies of their inspection reports but many others have been unable to so because the NCSC has been behind schedule in issuing the reports. Speaking at the inaugural conference of the National Care Managers Association in Worcester, NCSC head of adult services Heather Wing said the delays were due to difficulties with in-putting data into the NCSC¹s computer system. “I can only apologise for this,” Ms Wing told the care managers at the conference. “We are asking you to work to timescales but we are not meeting them ourselves. We have really bombed on this one.” Ms Wing said that, while consistency was high on the Commission¹s list of priorities, it would take ti

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