Integrating for Improvement: Expert Consultation & Method Development

Please see attached an invitation to participate in one of SISCC’s research projects that’s looking to develop a hybrid approach to improvement – using the best from the worlds of health services research and improvement practice. 

The team are hosting a Sandpit event, that will bring improvement practitioners, researchers, subject matter experts around stroke and patients and families together to explore issues around stroke rehabilitation.

They are trying to recruit social care practitioners who work with individuals and families after a stroke - who have experience of helping them get a blue badge, disability benefits, etc.  

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New quality framework for mainstream boarding schools and school hostels

We have published the new quality framework for mainstream boarding schools and school hostels. 

Since 1 April last year, we have been rolling out a revised methodology for inspecting care and support services.  The changes build on approaches we have introduced in the past three years: an emphasis on experiences and outcomes; proportionate approaches in services that perform well; shorter inspection reports; and a focus on supporting improvement in quality.

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Annual returns are coming

This year's annual returns will be available to service providers for completion between 3 January and 14 February 2020. 

Each year, we ask you to complete an annual return. This gives us important information that helps us plan, inform and carry out our inspections. We also share some of the information with other organisations, such as the Scottish Social Services Council and the Scottish Government, and we use it to produce several statistical publications that you can view on our website.

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Press release: Abbotsford Care, Fife

A care home for adults in Fife must make urgent improvements in the care experienced by residents, inspectors have said.

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