Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland examine services for older people in Angus.

Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland will be visiting Angus in the coming weeks to examine how well older people are supported across the area. 

The joint inspection will look at how well social care and healthcare are working together to support older people. The joint inspection is one of the first in Scotland, after pilot inspections in Aberdeenshire and Moray.

Inspectors will examine how well social work and NHS staff work together to improve the outcomes older people experience. Inspectors will speak to older people and their support workers to hear their views too.

Karen Anderson, Director of Strategic Development and Depute Chief Executive at the Care Inspectorate, said:

“The number of older people is growing fast, and everyone deserves safe, high-quality, compassionate care. Our inspectors will make sure we look at how well health, social work and other agencies in Angus are all working together to deliver good outcomes for older people in local communities. 

“Inspectors will look at records, speak to older people, visit services, and interview staff. We know that most care services in Angus perform well, and now we want to test how well they are all working together with the health service. No-one should fall between the gap, and these new inspections are important in making sure that doesn’t happen.”

Robbie Pearson, Director of Scrutiny and Assurance at Healthcare Improvement Scotland, said:

"Increasingly, individuals expect care to be integrated, flexible and responsive to their needs.

"The further integration of health and social care offers an opportunity to make care more sensitive to the needs of individuals and their families.

"As individuals move between care providers and care settings, we also need to ensure we have a more joined-up approach to scrutiny between Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate and we will ensure that this scrutiny work is sensitive to the pathways of care that people follow."

Notes to Editors

For more information, please contact: 

The Care Inspectorate press office on 01382 207171


Healthcare Improvement Scotland's press office on 0141 225 6893.