Draft standards for Bairns’ Hoose published today


Children and young people in Scotland have the chance to have their views heard on a new approach giving those who have experienced abuse a say in the support they receive. The draft standards for Bairns’ Hoose, published today by Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate, outline a new concept in Scotland supporting a child-centred response to health and justice for victims and witnesses of serious crime and abuse. The standards also apply to those under the age of criminal responsibility whose behaviour may have caused harm to others.

You can find out more about the Bairns' Hoose standards here.

Read more

Safe staffing: developing our learning resources survey


For registered managers / senior managers / childminders who employ staff

We are developing learning resources to support care services who employ staff, to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019, which will be implemented from April 2024 onwards.

Read more

Recall notification for certain batches of Mexiletine hydrochloride


The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have issued recall notification for certain batches of Mexiletine hydrochloride 50mg, 100mg and 200 mg Hard Capsules.

For more information please click here.

Read more

Urgent safety action notice (SAN) for the recall of hygiene products associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection


There is an update to the NHS Facilities Scotland Incident Reporting & Investigation Centre (IRIC) urgent safety action notice (SAN) for the recall of hygiene products associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.

A copy of the safety notice update can be found here.

Read more

Care Inspectorate appoints permanent chief nurse


Marie Mckerry has been appointed to the permanent post of chief nurse for the Care Inspectorate after holding this post on an interim basis. Marie brings a wealth of experience of nursing in public health, community and social care settings.  

Read more