Proud to care - upcoming webinars for care professionals


We would like to invite people working in all care services to register for our upcoming webinar on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (LGBT+) inclusion in care settings.

The LGBT + community are a diverse group of people with different identities, experiences and needs. Understanding LGBT+ identities in care settings is important when delivering person centred care to ensure that people have better experiences and better outcomes, which meets their needs and wishes.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 22 June from 10am - 11am.


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Graduate Diploma in Integrated Community Nursing


NHS Education for Scotland are running a new, fully funded, 2-year part-time practice-based programme designed for nurses working at level 5 of the Career Framework for Health (Agenda for Change Band 5 equivalent).   The programme is suitable for experienced or newly qualified nurses, nurses new to the community setting or experienced but with limited community-specific CPD and with or without a first degree.  Funded places are available for nurses working in care homes.   

More information about the programme and guidance on how to apply is available here.  


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Covid-19 related deaths in care homes 2020/21


The Care Inspectorate has today published a statistical bulletin which includes data on deaths from Covid-19 in care services across Scotland.


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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 26 May 2021


The Care Inspectorate has laid before the Scottish Parliament a report of inspections it has carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections we have completed since those detailed in our previous report to Parliament on 12 May 2021.


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Quality framework for fostering, adoption and adult placement services


We have published the new quality framework for fostering, adoption and adult placement services.

The new framework will help us answer key questions about the difference that care is making to people and the quality and effectiveness of the elements that contribute to those differences.


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