As a member of the Advisory Group developing the pilot, NCF encourages care homes to take part. The Department of Health has commissioned the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), in partnership with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), to pilot the use of care audits in social care.
As well as supporting local improvement, the pilot will also help the DH to understand if social care providers find care audits useful and how they should be developed in the future. The dementia care audit is based on NICE Quality Standards and has been developed with the support of an Advisory Group, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
All care homes that take part in the pilot will receive:
- training and support from SCIE
- a report of their own results, including signposting to useful resources and practice examples to support them
- a report that benchmarks their performance against other services. The report will be anonymised so that the names of other services are not included.
Pilot sites will be expected to complete an online tool between January and February 2014.
For further information and to register your interest in becoming a pilot site visit the SCIE website