The Care Inspectorate today advised that it is formally proposing to cancel the registration of Clachnaharry Care Home in Inverness. The home is operated by RDS Healthcare Limited. A care service cannot operate unless it is registered with the Care Inspectorate.

The proposal is made under the provisions of Section 64 of the Public Service Reform (Scotland) Act and follows an Improvement Notice being issued in September. Subsequent inspection found insufficient evidence of improvement.

A Care Inspectorate spokesperson said:

“We have significant concerns about the quality of care offered to elderly and vulnerable residents at Clachnaharry. We served a formal Improvement Notice last month but have not seen sufficient evidence of improvement.

 “We are therefore proposing to cancel this care home’s licence to operate. The provider now has fourteen days in which to ask us to review our proposal, with reasons.

 “At all times the health, safety and well-being of people using care services is paramount. While the majority of care homes in Scotland perform well, we do not hesitate to act on concerns where necessary. 

“We are working closely with NHS Highland to safeguard the welfare of all residents.”


The provider has been informed of the Care Inspectorate's proposal. Details of the gradings, inspection report, and improvement notice can be found here: