Sughra Nazir Care Excellence Partnership Introductions Care homes or domiciliary care? About me Outcomes Impact Looking ahead information from CQC about proposed changes Move onto look at specifics CQC. New questions ◦ Fundamentals of care ◦ Quality ratings Council Links to occupancy /business development and growth Internet Social media −− −− −− −− −− Are Are Are Are Are they they they they they safe? effective? caring? responsive to people’s needs? well-led? Internal compliance needs to answer these questions More 1 systematic use of people’s views and experiences, including complaints Inspections 2 by expert inspectors, with more experts by experience and specialist advisors Tougher 3 4 5 action in response to breaches of regulation, particularly services without a registered manager for too long Checking providers who apply to be registered have the right values and motives, as well as ability and experience Ratings to support people’s choice of service and drive improvement 7 6 Better efforts 7 8 New standards and guidance to underpin the five key questions Avoid 9 10 data and indicators to help us target our duplication of activity with local authorities Focus on leadership, culture and governance with a different approach for larger and smaller providers Frequency of inspection to be informed by ratings 8 Surveillance Other ideas from CQCss Better use of technology to capture people’s views and experiences Specific guidance on our expectations for the induction and training of staff who work in adult social care services How we might encourage services to be more open and better integrated with local communities, creating an open culture Allowing providers to pay for additional inspections if they believe the quality of their service has improved Finding a better way of regulating supported living schemes Potential use of mystery shoppers and hidden cameras to monitor care 10 Developing a ratings system One overall rating for a service, always based on inspector’s professional judgement Four point ratings scale – outstanding; good; requires improvement; inadequate – but more work needed on the descriptions To be outstanding, it must feel outstanding to people who use the service, their families and carers. We are considering whether to offer providers the opportunity to pay for an additional inspection The things we look for will develop over time as people’s needs and aspirations change 11 Oct 2013 – March 2014 March 2014 Co-production and development to shape consultation proposals Consultation on regulatory approach, ratings and guidance March – May 2014 Wave 1 pilot inspections June 2014 Evaluation; guidance and standards refined July – Sept 2014 Wave 2 pilot inspections and initial ratings of some services Oct New approach fully 2014 implemented and indicative ratings confirmed March Every adult social care service rated 2016 12 How will you evidence −− −− −− −− −− Are Are Are Are Are they they they they they safe? effective? caring? responsive to people’s needs? well-led? Doing a care plan audit Doing a medication audit Doing a staff file audit Safe, effective, caring, responsive and wellled Care plan audit Medication audit Staff file audit What to include Timescales Named contacts Social services CQC? Ombudsman Learn lessons?? Some examples coming up 1) list the issues and action you would take to investigate (10 minutes) 2) draft the letter of response (10 minutes) 3) consider any changes needed to systems processes, policies and practice (10 minutes) 1 Care home example 2 Domiciliary care example Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 What Action would you take straight away? What would you investigate and how? What changes need to be made and what steps will you take to make sure the changes are made and implemented? Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Recruitment Induction Supervision Team meetings Care plans – are they ever really up-to-date? Medication – the missing gap Food and fluid charts Consistent and good quality daily records Audits – what to do if you find a gap Staff awareness Timing of audits Person who is doing the audits Links with performance/supervision Look at draft regulations Look at current practice Independently audit Sughra Nazir Care Excellence Partnership 07737633500 [email protected] Any questions? Any individual issues?