Developing a new Quality Indicator framework

What is the Care Inspectorate doing?

The Care Inspectorate is changing how we inspect regulated services. This will begin with care homes for older people, in April 2018, and will be followed by a phased approach for all other service types during 2018/2019. We are currently piloting a new Quality Indicator framework in 21 care homes for older people and will evaluate the findings in early January.


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Skin examination and identifying pressure damage

NHS Fife have produced a Pressure Ulcer education video 'Top to Toe' for nursing and care staff which covers the key points of carrying out a skin assessment and identifying early pressure damage.


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Focus on dementia care

Improvements have been made in the quality of dementia care in Scotland, but more needs to be done, according to inspectors. 


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Blog: Changing imaginations and realising potential in the Care About Physical Activity programme

By Edith Macintosh, Head of Improvement Support

I had a strong belief the Care About Physical Activity (CAPA) improvement programme would be successful and six months into it all the signs are that I am right.


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Annual returns to open soon

Each year, we ask care service providers to complete and submit an annual return, updating the information we hold about their service.  The information they give us helps us plan, inform and carry out our inspections.    


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