Moving Towards Outstanding Care

Speaking on the eve of the Outstanding Society’s second meeting Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says:

“Providers have to work really hard to achieve outstanding status and I am delighted that they want to share best practice and support one another. The sector is facing huge challenges, but against this backdrop we must not forget the quality care, innovation and support that care providers are able to give. The Outstanding Society is bedding down and I have high hopes that it will have a positive impact on the entire sector”.

The Outstanding Society was set up by Camilla Trimble, Director of Nazareth Lodge, in 2016.  She wanted those care homes rated as outstanding to have a forum in which to meet, discuss and share best practice.  The meeting on 12 July, kindly hosted by Skills for Care, will focus on Safeguarding.  As all providers are aware, there are many anomalies in the system with regards to safeguarding and there needs to be greater consistency from CQC inspectors.

Care England hosts an online forum for members of the Outstanding Society to share their experiences and discuss the challenges and opportunities they face.  Professor Martin Green has been instrumental in the society since its inception.

Camilla Trimble, Chair of the Outstanding Society says:

“Tomorrow’s meeting will be really helpful in forging ahead with the Outstanding Society’s agenda.  Safeguarding has always been a hot topic and we are delighted that Professor Ursula Gallaher from CQC will be joining us for an open and frank discussion about how best to have a holistic approach to the plethora of issues that fall under the safeguarding umbrella. The take up for the meeting has been extremely positive, we are expecting approximately 75 delegates thereby representing a large number of Outstanding providers”.

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Notes to editors:

  1. Care England works to ensure that care services are commissioned fairly, efficiently and on a properly funded basis, to meet the true costs of providing quality care
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Press Release Year: 
2017