The nine proposed amendments

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

|Peter Grose analyses the NCSC¹s proposed changes to the Care Homes Regulations| At the beginning of May the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) released a copy of its report to Government detailing proposed changes to Regulations and National Minimum Standards. The press release issued by the NCSC states “that it has a duty under section 7 and 44 of the Care Standards Act to report to Government about what changes should be made to improve services”. This is the first such report. The press release goes on to state “After a year of inspecting and visiting care services, talking to individuals who receive care and the organisations and staff who provide it, the NCSC has recommended 22 improvements to the care standards and 19 improvements to the standards covering the private and voluntary healthcare sector”. This is considerably misleading. Of the 41 “improvements” proposed, 40 relate to a change in the regulations. More worryingly, there are only nine proposed changes to the Care Homes Regulations. T

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