Care Inspectorate Consultation – Quality Framework for Care Homes

We are issuing a brief questionnaire for feedback on the updated draft of the quality framework for care homes for adults and older people. This will now be a single framework and will replace the October 2020 version. You will notice a few changes to the framework including the addition of the Care Inspectorates’ core assurances on points 1.4, 1.5 and key point 7:

  • Quality indicator 1.4 has been changed to cover contact and connectedness, previously summarised as getting the service right for the individual. This is now a more comprehensive summary.
  • Quality indicator 1.5 has been added which covers Infection Prevention and Control (in relation to any outbreaks of infectious diseases, not just specific to Covid-19).  The key area states ‘people are protected because staff take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of infection.’
  • The rest of key question 7 has been incorporated into the relevant sections across the whole framework. As a reminder, question 7 was developed in May 2020 to augment quality frameworks for care homes for adults and older people. This was done in response to the pandemic and to meet the duties placed by the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Act and subsequent guidance that must evaluate infection prevention and control and staffing.

The majority of changes are under key question 1, although the Care Inspectorate have made changes to update all key questions.

Below you will find the link to the draft document, as well as the October 2020 versions.

The questionnaire will close on Monday 5 July at 12:00 pm to ensure all comments can be collated and provided to the Care Inspectorate by the deadline.

Link to survey: