Joint Inspections of Adult Support and Protection, East Ayrshire


A joint inspection of adult support and protection measures in East Ayrshire has found clear strengths in ensuring adults at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported.   

However, inspectors also identified areas which could further improve.  

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Involve Summer 2021


We have recently published our latest Involve newsletter. This edition includes an introduction to our new involvement and equalities team manager, news from our inspection volunteers and updates from the various projects that our volunteers have been involved in.

You can download a copy of the newsletter from our website here.

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MHRA urgent safety alert


The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) have issued an urgent safety alert for for the Accora Advanced chair which is used in care settings for adults. A copy of the safety notice can be found here.

Any care setting with these chairs in use should undertake the corrective action outlined in the safety notice to ensure the chair is safe for use.

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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 21 July 2021


The Care Inspectorate has laid before the Scottish Parliament a report of inspections it has carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections we have completed since those detailed in our previous report to Parliament on 7 July 2021.  

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Blog: Celebrating Archie’s Lifetime Achievement Award


By Heather Edwards, AHP Consultant

Let me tell you about Archie, a wonderful man, whom I have had the privilege to know for several years now. I was absolutely delighted to hear that Archie was receiving the Scottish National Dementia Lifetime Achievement Award. I can think of no better or worthy recipient. We met back in 2014, and the reason for meeting was that the Care Inspectorate was trying to highlight an often unspoken about aspect of care and that was around continence.

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