Who inspects NHS Scotland?
The Care Inspectorate is responsible for inspecting standards of care in Scotland.
What services does the Care Inspectorate regulate?
We regulate around 14,000 individual care services. The main types are: • childminders • children’s nurseries • care homes for older people, adults and children • care at home • housing support • playgroups and out of school clubs. … Schools and colleges are inspected by Education Scotland.
Why are CQC inspections important?
We carry out regular checks on health and social care services. We call these comprehensive inspections and we use them to make sure services are providing care that’s safe, caring, effective, responsive to people’s needs and well-led.
How do I report a care home in Scotland?
Independent health service or hospice: contact Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
For a registered care service, you can choose to contact us directly by either:
- filling in our online form.
- calling us on 0345 600 9527 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
- emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Hei in NHS?
The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI), which was set up in April 2009, is now part of HIS. HIS’ focus is to reduce healthcare associated infection risk to hospital patients, to improve the care of elderly patients, and to regulate independent healthcare services through an inspection framework.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator for health and social care services. They are responsible for monitoring and inspecting: all hospitals – NHS and private.