Care Quality Commission inspectors reveal many UK care homes are understaffed

The staffing problem within the care home sector was further confirmed last month, as a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report identified that many homes were in need of more people to continue adequate levels of care. Representing a wide range of experienced HCA and nursing home professionals, leading locum recruitment agency RMR Recruitment is facilitating a consistent flow of staff to homes and home care agencies across the nation that are in need of additional help.

In the reports published in May, although a majority of home care companies were listed as ‘Good’, just over 20% of the residential homes inspected were noted as ‘requiring improvement’. Homes that didn’t meet the criteria to be listed as adequate or good were said to not have enough members of staff to ensure that care was kept to a high level and that residents were always safe.

Homes that needed improvement were also encouraged to train their staff better in manual handling skills, to successfully operate hoists, slings and other equipment used within a care home to improve the resident’s quality of life.

RMR Recruitment Operations Director, Nicholas Cavanagh said, “As well as providing doctors and nurses for hospitals and GP surgeries, we represent a wide range of specialised medical professionals at our locum agency, including surgeons, dentists, HCA and nursing home locums. We operate with an ethical and fair policy, meaning that quality talent is attracted to our agency. With this, we withhold our reputation of providing skilled medical staff to wherever they are needed.”

Cavanagh added, “With news of the CQC reports revealing a lack of well-trained employees, we hope to assist any nursing home or care home agency that requires great nurses in helping them to return their ratings back to an exceptional standard.”

RMR Recruitment build their excellent file of locum doctors and nurses by supporting them throughout their career as a locum. It should be noted that with the recent updates to the revalidation process by the RMC, RMR Recruitment make sure that their nurses are given the appropriate knowledge and access to training needed to ensure that they meet the new industry standards.

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