The Care Inspectorate has published a report of inspections carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections we have completed since those detailed in our previous report of 17 March.

This report is routinely laid before the Scottish Parliament every fortnight but because of the current election period, it will not be formally laid until the next session of Parliament begins.

However, in order to meet requirements placed upon the Care Inspectorate by legislation, this report has been published in the usual way.

In order to robustly assess the arrangements put in place by care services to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Care Inspectorate inspections place a particular focus on infection prevention and control, personal protective equipment and staffing in care settings.

This enables inspectors to focus on these areas while also considering the overall quality of care and impact on people’s wellbeing.

This report is in addition to the normal process of publishing full inspection reports.

For each care service inspected, inspection reports will be published by the Care Inspectorate in due course.

To meet the timescales imposed by legislation, the report outlines high-level findings following oral feedback to care providers.

In due course and following normal publication protocols, the Care Inspectorate will publish more detailed individual reports on each inspection.

The report is available here