SCIE press release

CQC Care Update - SCIE response

12 March 2013

Yes - let's share the knowledge of what works to improve care.

SCIE's response to the Care Update published by the Care Quality Commission today.

There is much to applaud in today's Care Update from the Care Quality Commission as the majority of services are considered to be delivering good quality care. There is also significant room for improvement. But it is not enough for us to say 'this needs to improve'; we need to know how, which is why I welcome David Behan's commitment to using and sharing the evidence of what works well, to drive the changes needed.

This evidence does exist and there are also some fantastic examples of good practice to learn from. Take Lime Court Care Home featured in SCIE's Social Care TV film "Avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions among older people". Focusing on infection control, mental health support, reducing falls, better medication management and nutrition, has enabled Lime Court to reduce hospital admissions whilst improving outcomes for their residents, many of whom live with dementia.

Over the years SCIE has established a wealth of material to help providers improve their services, like our Dementia Gateway, which can be used to train and develop staff caring for people living with dementia. Let's use these evidence-based resources to improve care.

SCIE's Chief Executive Andrea Sutcliffe

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