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CQC to investigate social care staffing and training

The Care Quality Commission is to investigate levels of adult social care staffing and training later this year. It will undertake a “thematic probe” into the issues after they were identified by a range of stakeholders as key concerns during feedback. A report to the latest CQC board meeting said there was evidence that some […]

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Safe staffing and ending the blame culture – can Obama adviser’s proposals for NHS work in social care?

Another day, another government-commissioned review into improving quality and safety in the NHS. Following in the footsteps of Robert Francis (February 2013), Camilla Cavendish (July 2013) and Bruce Keogh (July 2013) comes former Obama healthcare adviser Don Berwick’s report today on improving patient safety. (Please excuse the gratuitous picture of the President). Oh for a similar level […]

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Help for social care managers in finding staff with the right values

Dominic Schneider looks at new advice for adult social care employers to find staff with the compassion, empathy and integrity for a career in the sector. Social care has long been afflicted by high turnover rates and the disruptive and expensive departure of many staff after just weeks in the job. To help tackle this […]

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