Care Inspectorate Quarterly Statistical Summary Report - Qtr 1 (2018/19)

The Care Inspectorate Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 1 of 2018/19 have now been released. This presents data on the number of registered care services, new registrations and cancellations, complaints about care services and quality theme grades all by care service type and or service sector. This is updated on a quarterly basis.

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Progress review of services for older people in the Western Isles

Good progress has been made on improving services for older people in the Western Isles, inspectors have said.

The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland today published a progress review of services for older people after a joint inspection in March 2016 identified “significant weaknesses” in some aspects of performance by health and social care services in the area.

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Scotland’s Health and Social Care Standards

The Care Inspectorate has published an academic paper entitled ‘Scotland’s Health and Social Care Standards’, which examines the factors that influenced the development of the Scottish model and explores the implications for the future of care and care scrutiny.  Authored by Henry Mathias this paper follows previous academic papers we have published, which contribute to the body of specialist knowledge regarding care scrutiny and will be included in reading materials for our Professional Development Award.  Earlier this year, Karen Reid’s paper ‘From enforcer to enabler: how regulatory sandboxes and adaptive approaches support the move from compliance to collaboration in health and social care’ was published and more recently Rami Okasha’s ‘Whose life is it anyway? Countering epistemic injustice in social service scrutiny and improvement by involving people with personal experience’.

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Infection Prevention in Care and at Home One Day Conference

Sunday 30 September 2018
Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Infection Prevention Society is delighted to offer an Infection Prevention in Care and at Home One Day Conference. This one-day conference is tailored for those who work providing services for people in care and those receiving care at home.

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Measurement for Improvement eLearning module

NHS Education for Scotland have launched a new Measurement for Improvement eLearning module on the QI Zone. This can be accessed via the digital platform Turas Learn here.

This is a fantastic online resource that offers an introduction to anyone working in Health and Social Care who wants to learn how to measure for improvement.

This module aims to help staff identify what to measure, what data to collect, how to interpret the data and tell the quality improvement story.

The module is free to access and suitable for anyone working in the public-sector workforce looking to improve local services.

The QI Zone also allows you to create and update your own personal learning record, keeping details about all your training and development in one place. They ask you to register on QI Zone before launching the module to ensure whatever you do is recorded in your learning log.

Please circulate to your teams and service contacts as appropriate.

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