The Care Inspectorate Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 1 of 2022/23 has now been released


The Care Inspectorate Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 1 of 2022/23 has 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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Updated guidance on providing eye care

 


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has updated their "Eyes Right. Helping non-ophthalmic health care professionals deliver quality care safely" guide.

This updated guide highlights the importance of eye care, the role and responsibilities of the carer in delivering care, and accessing the right care at the right time. It has been developed for all non-ophthalmic nursing staff in adult care settings, ranging from non-ophthalmic hospital settings to residential and nursing homes.

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Pressure Ulcer Safety Cross – monitoring pressure ulcers for improvement


We ask in our care homes electronic annual return if services use the NHS Scotland Pressure Ulcer Safety Cross to monitor pressure ulcers, when people are admitted to or already living in the home.

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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.

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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Conversation cafés for virtual Pride week


Our LGBT charter champions group is running a series of conversation cafés from 25 July 2022 as part of our virtual Pride week ‘Pride in Care 2’.

We are bringing people together virtually in small groups to ask questions about LGBT+ inclusion so that we can share learning and good practice.

You can find more information, and how to join the webinars, here. 

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