A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality indicators

The consultation paper A Common Approach to Inspecting Services for Children andYoung People, published in November 2005, set out proposals for developing andimplementing an outcome-focused, intelligence-led and proportionate approach to theinspection of services for children and young people. It included a development andimplementation timetable leading to the introduction of a coherent system of inspectionby theContinue reading “A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality indicators”

What is the real value of a Mock Social Care Inspection?

Martin Lowthian, Quality and Governance Expert, Posted 18 February 2020 “In social care, as a regulated sector, we have an obligation to ensure that we are providing a service that is, at the very least, compliant with the standards and regulations defined in the country or countries we provide care and support. In order toContinue reading “What is the real value of a Mock Social Care Inspection?”

Care home concerns

“One from the Archive“, Community Care 2001. (Residential Forum) “The new inspection and regulation regime for care homes will mean a major shake-up of the sector. It will also cast light on the efficacy or otherwise of private public partnerships, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.” “The aim is not to cause chaos in the sector but toContinue reading “Care home concerns”

OUTSTANDING SOCIETY: Achieving an Outstanding in ‘Safe’

With less than 0.5% of homes currently rated Outstanding in ‘Safe’ KLOE, Director of the Outstanding Society, Zoe Fry, asks what does ‘safe’ look like? Read in full at…. Source Care Home Professional: https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/outstanding-society-achieving-an-outstanding-in-safe/ To find out more visit http://www.theoutstandingsociety.co.uk or email info@theoutstandingsociety.co.uk

Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital

28 April 2021 CQC is continuing to work with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), local authorities and individual care providers to provide assurance of safe and high-quality care in designated settings, which are part of a scheme to allow people with a COVID-positive test result to be discharged safely from hospitals. TheseContinue reading “Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital”

Changing the game: moving regulation from ‘rate and rank’ to ‘reflect and learn’

How can regulators & regulated organisations have more human relationships? … Katie Rose and Andy Brogan, March 2021 …regulators are encouraged to ‘rate and rank’ providers, framing regulation as a score to be kept (and so inadvertently turning the regulation relationship into a game to be played). Within regulated organisations, their own internal performance managementContinue reading “Changing the game: moving regulation from ‘rate and rank’ to ‘reflect and learn’”

The education of children living in children’s homes

Background This study covers: the full range of school-aged children living in children’s homes, including those attending primary schools, secondary schools and further education and skills (FES) providers a wide range of educational provision types, including state-funded, independent, mainstream and special education provisions the period between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 Main findingsContinue reading “The education of children living in children’s homes”

Castleford House Nursing Home – Best Care Home Practice

Story of shaking up Lifestyles team at Castleford House Nursing Home “people don’t come here to die – they come here to continue to live.” Shock Exasperation Change Evolution Read in full at source: https://outstandingcarehomes.co.uk/tips-to-become-outstanding/care-home-best-practice-castleford-house-nursing-home/

CQC: Out of sight? Who cares — a human rights issue | by Care Quality Commission | Oct, 2020

At the end of 2018 the Secretary of State for Health and Care commissioned us to look at restrictive practices in hospital and social care settings — we knew from the outset that human rights would be fundamental to this work Read Blog in full at Source: CQC: Out of sight? Who cares — aContinue reading “CQC: Out of sight? Who cares — a human rights issue | by Care Quality Commission | Oct, 2020”

Supporting older people in care homes at night

Diana Kerr, Heather Wilkinson and Colm Cunningham  29th Apr 2008   Although night-time care forms a significant part of care home provision, little research has focused on this. Night staff are a vulnerable group, receiving less training, supervision and support than day staff, but with high levels of responsibility. This report examines the perspectives ofContinue reading “Supporting older people in care homes at night”

Spotting a ‘closed culture’ – CQC inspections – RadcliffesLeBrasseur The Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) has produced guidance (‘Guidance’) for their inspection teams and Mental Health Act reviewers to assist them in identifying ‘closed cultures’ at the earliest opportunity and to take appropriate action to prevent recurrence of the abuse exposed at Whorlton Hall.

Regulation of healthcare M&A in United Kingdom | Lexology What are some of the primary laws and regulations governing or implicated in healthcare-related business combinations? Are healthcare assets subject to specific regulation that would be material in a typical transaction? Is law and regulation of healthcare national or subnational?