Annual returns are coming

Each year, we ask services to complete an annual return. This gives us important information that helps us plan, inform and carry out our inspections. We 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.

This year's annual returns will be available to service providers for completion between 10 January and 20 February 2022. 

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Medicines Recall: Cold and Flu Relief Capsules

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have issued a retail and wholesaler level medicines recall for certain batches of Cold and Flu Relief Capsules made by Wrafton Laboratories Limited (trading as Perrigo) and supplied under various liveries.

For more information see link below

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Draft IPC standards feedback sessions

Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate are hosting two sessions to engage with staff who work in care homes for adults and older people and to garner their feedback on the draft IPC standards which were published on 12 October 2021.

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Safe Staffing learning events

In response to interest we’ve received about Safe Staffing learning events we have arranged to run these again.  These are for providers, managers and staff working in care homes for adults (including care homes for older people).  

The event will take place on three occasions to give you a choice over which time suits best – morning, afternoon or evening - you only need to attend one event. 

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Pressure Ulcer Microsite expiring 31 March 2022

Pressure Ulcer Microsite will expire on 31 March 2022.  Information held on the site will be available till then for access or to download.

We would signpost providers and staff to access Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Tissue Viability Toolkit where you can access the updated Standards for Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management (2020), current guidance and tools for preventing and managing pressure ulcers.

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