Social care regulator the Care Quality Commission is seeking social workers working in mental health to help its inspection teams ‘peer review’ other services.
Professionals that sign-up to be ‘clinical advisors’ will help the CQC’s inspection teams review standards of care at another service. NHS mental health trusts will be reimbursed £300 per day through a secondment agreement if their staff sign-up for the programme, the CQC said.
Paul Lelliott, the CQC’s deputy chief inspector of hospitals, said: ‘We are seeking applications from those who want to participate as members of our inspection teams including those with metal health social work backgrounds. These professional advisers ensure that peer-review is at the heart of the inspection process. We need the best people in this role and would prefer that they are still actively working in mental health care. We need your help to achieve this.”