The new standards replace the National Care Standards, and are now relevant across all health and social care provision. They are no longer just focused on regulated care settings, but for use in social care, early learning and childcare, children’s services, social work, health provision, and community justice.
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The Care Inspectorate has published a number of good practice guides and template policies on Health and care related policy, Promotion of continence and management of bowel dysfunction, Review of medicine management procedures, Palliative and end of life care, Adults with incapacity, and Tissue viability.
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Care Inspectorate report on the findings of focused inspection work examining the extent to which the Standards of Care for Dementia are having an impact on the lives of people living with dementia in care homes. The Care Inspectorate undertook a study in 145 care homes for older people from June 2016 to March 2017. As well as carrying out regular, unannounced inspections to assure ourselves about the general quality of care being provided, we carried out intensive scrutiny activities to try to understand what life is like for people with dementia living in care homes.
Read more about My life, my care home