Media Release: Care watchdog unveils vision through to 2011

SCOTLAND’S care regulator, the Care Commission, has unveiled its plan to ensure the standard of care services across the country continues to improve over the next two years.

The organisation has published a new corporate plan, highlighting how it will continue to raise care standards across Scotland until 2011, while fully involving people who use care and their families in the regulation of those services.

The Care Commission, which regulates almost 15,000 care services in Scotland, is also stressing that it will be “business as usual” while the Scottish Government plans to change the country’s public service landscape to create a new, streamlined network of scrutiny bodies.

Says a spokesperson: “Under the Government’s plans, the work of the Care Commission and the Social Work Inspectorate Agency will go into a new organisation by April 2011 – as part of a wider scheme to improve the role of scrutiny bodies in Scotland. At that time, there will also be another new body introduced to regulate healthcare. The Care Commission is currently working with the Scottish Government and other organisations to ensure a smooth transition.”

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