TOPSS England releases draft standards for home managers

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

A consultation document on work standards for managers of residential and nursing care for adults has been released by TOPSS England, the National Training Organisation for Social Care (TOPSS). What TOPSS believes should be expected of registered managers of care homes (previously known as “heads of homes”) is set out in 23 units of draft national occupational standards. The consultation period is open until May 5, 2000. The draft standards apply to nursing as well as to care staff and have been developed jointly by TOPSS England and its parallel body in health, Healthwork UK. The project to develop the draft standards had been commissioned by the Department of Health and TOPSS says it has been overseen by a strategy group, including employers’ representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors in both care and health, along with staff association and service user interests. In a statement announcing the release of the draft standards TOPSS England said the standards were intended for social care

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