The Quality Assurance and Improvement Team (QAIT) work within the Co-Operative Commissioning Team. We monitor and support the improvement of the quality of care provided in the independent care home sector.
The aim of the Care Home Medicines Management Steering Group is to encourage working together to improve the safe use of medicines in care homes and to have a closer understanding across the interface between GPs, pharmacists and care homes.
Care homes are monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and must follow the hygiene code (also known as Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance).
Good social care has the potential to transform people's lives. It can help them to realise independence, exercise meaningful choice and control over the care and support they receive, and live with dignity and opportunity.
As part of the Enhanced and Specialised Care Strategy, QAIT are working with CCG and Public Health colleagues to develop a programme of training workshops for nominated individuals from care homes and domiciliary care providers to act as Health and Wellbeing Champions.