Skills for Care has launched a new guide that will help Registered Managers make sure their service are ready for changes to regulation and inspection.
The new Care Quality Commission regulations and inspections use five key lines of enquiry asking managers to demonstrate that they can provide safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led services. The free online guide will focus on the tools Skills for Care can offer to help meet workforce requirements in the regulations and inspections.
Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “Registered managers are accountable for their services and legally responsible for compliance with Care Quality Commission requirements so we wanted to make sure they know what tools we have available to help them.
“Skills for Care is contacted by thousands of providers seeking our advice on how to ensure that their workforce has the skills, values and competencies to ensure they meet the CQC regulations. In response this guide has been created to support employers and managers to develop their workforce to ensure that regulatory requirements are met and that the service they deliver is of a high quality.”
Our Recommendation for CQC Providers Guide links to resources to help registered managers prepare for and meet key areas of workforce requirements in CQC’s regulation including:
- Care management and leadership
- Recruiting and retaining the right people
- Inducting care workers
- Induction related training
- Continuing development
- Intelligence, innovation and quality improvements
CQC Chief Inspector of Adult Social care Andrea Sutcliffe said: “I welcome this from Skills for Care, which I hope will help providers identify, and make use of, the wealth of materials and resources available for them to meet the standards expected and to drive improvements.
“We all want the same outcome -a well-supported, skilled and competent workforce, who feel valued for the important work they do, and are empowered to provide high quality, compassionate care people using services have every right to expect.”
To download the guide visit www.skillsforcare.org.uk/cqcguide