The following update comes from the Care Inspectorate, the national regulator for care services in Scotland:
In July, we started this roll-out by introducing a new framework for inspections of care homes for older people, and we have been using this framework on our inspections. You can find a copy of this, and more detail about how we are using it, at www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/inspections/new-inspections. The framework is designed for use in self-evaluation, inspection, and improvement support, and draws heavily on the new Health and Social Care Standards.
We will soon be involving people who experience care, service providers and managers, and our own staff to review the difference this has made in care homes for older people. This review will help us develop the frameworks for other care settings.