A 12 week consultation has been launched in the UK to establish a full set of quality standards and guidance for social care

The Department of Health, UK is seeking ideas from care users, their families and carers, service commissioners, care providers and front line staff to help decide on future topics for NICE guidance and standards.
Some of the potential NICE standards for discussion in the consultation include:

  • falls
  • deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • medicines management in home-based settings

NICE provides evidence-based guidance to support healthcare professionals and others to make sure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality and offers the best value for money. Care providers will be able to use these standards and guidance as tools to help improve their services.http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2013/02/nice-socialcare-2/

The 12 week consultation ends on 26 April 2013.  You can respond to the consultation at the link below:




February 11, 2013