Joint inspections of adult health and social care services
Services for older people
We have agreed in conjunction with The Care
Inspectorate to develop and carry out joint inspections of health
and social care services provided for older people living in the 32
local authority (council) areas across Scotland.
We will be inspecting all local authorities to
see how well they work in partnership with services provided
through local NHS boards and hospitals and how this impacts on the
lives of older people.
The inspections will also look at the role of
independent and voluntary organisations in the community.
The inspections will aim to provide assurance
that the care of older people living in their own homes in the
community is of a high standard. We also want assurance that people
are getting the right kind of care at the right time and in the
right place resulting in good health and quality of life outcomes
for older people.
All 32 of Scotland’s local authority areas
will be inspected in due course and it is anticipated that six
areas will be inspected each year.
Joint inspection teams from both of our
organisations have finished two extensive inspections of services
in Moray and Aberdeenshire and inspection reports are now available
These reports will support improvements in the
services people receive and will be used by organisations who are
delivering care to improve the services they provide, whether in a
health or social care setting.
Joint inspection reports