The Care Inspectorate’s former Health team has been reorganised as the new Health and Wellbeing Improvement team to reflect its role in improvement and supporting care services to improve their quality of care and support.
The new team consists of five improvement advisers and three consultants who have specialist areas of knowledge such as dementia, rehabilitation and continence, plus a number of other external health and care professionals that are brought in to work on specific projects.
Joyce O’Hare, Health Improvement Manager, said: “Our focus is on providing support to poorly performing care services, which have been identified through the inspection or complaint process, and to help them make improvements quickly. We’re also responsible for promoting best practice, such as through our popular Health Days, and we also work with services looking to trial new approaches to improve care.
“We believe that, in relation to health and social care, improvement is a collaborative, continual and sustainable activity leading to positive outcomes for people, services and organisations.”