We should take the NCSC at its word

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

|New Caring Times columnist Martin Wigg voices a note of cautious optimism for future inspection and regulation| I am very pleased to be invited to contribute to Caring Times, but perhaps I had better introduce myself. Over the years I have worked in the voluntary, private and public sectors in the fields of children, older people and learning disability. I have managed care homes, worked as a researcher and, yes, as an inspection officer. Currently I work as a health care consultant with Sovereign Healthcare Development, providing guidance to care homes, representing them in discussions with the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) and developing care standards compliant documentation. In fact we have developed a care standards compliance team. I am the chair of the Hertfordshire Nursing & Residential Care Homes Association and an advisor to the National Care Managers Association (NCMA). I was asked today what my professional dream was and my reply was that I wanted to locate sufficient sources of train

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