IRIC safety action notice


NHS Facilities Scotland Incident Reporting & Investigation Centre have issued an urgent safety action notice for the recall of Vernacare hygiene products associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.

A copy of the safety notice can be found here.

Any social care setting using or having any of these items in use, should undertake the corrective action outlined in the safety notice to ensure people experiencing care and staff safety.

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Safe Staffing Programme – frequently asked questions


Following questions raised at various collaboration events, we have revised and updated our Safe Staffing Programme – frequently asked questions.  

You can download a copy of the revised FAQs and find out more information about the programme on The Hub here.

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Care Inspectorate appoints new Chief Executive


Jackie Irvine has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate.

Jackie has been a Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) for over 10 years and comes to the Care Inspectorate from her current post as Service Director, Children and Families and Justice Services at the City of Edinburgh Council.

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The joint inspection of adult support and protection in the Moray partnership


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

The key strengths included:

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When a child dies: Learning from the experiences of bereaved families and carers


A report published today explores the experiences of bereaved families and carers following a review into the death of their child.

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