A watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, has claimed after its recent survey at care homes in the UK that the services are not being carried out properly within the homes. And it is thus that care home chains have come up with a proposal to conduct an independent survey from now on, a recent report unveils.
The new approach is a way to bring a reform in the existing health and social care system, the report says. Since a total of almost 50,000 people are receiving care at the homes, the services’ quality and safety could be easily and clearly measured.
Besides, another reason for this plan of independent survey is that some 40,000 sites need to be monitored or checked. And as per the CQC, the same is not possible. Thus, it is being said that individuals’ feedback would be considered seriously and strict action would be taken wherever necessary.
The commission’s new chief executive David Behan affirmed, "How we regulate a three-bed home for people with autism, how we regulate a dental practice and how we regulate a multisite, multimillion-pound teaching hospital needs to be different". However, the polling firm Ipsos Mori is to conduct a survey of 850 care homes next week.