The TSA and TEC Quality have signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding to underpin collaboration with the Care Inspectorate in Scotland.
The MoU covers how the TSA will work with the Care Inspectorate in knowledge transfer, skills training and best practice. TEC Quality will work alongside both parties in the course of auditing activities to highlight any issues relating to the quality of social services, risks to service users or other matters relating to the Care Inspectorate’s remit.
The Care Inspectorate will aim to signpost care service providers to good practice use of Technology Enabled Care and the TEC Quality QSF standards.
Commenting on the partnership, Alyson Scurfield, TSA Chief Executive said: “This collaboration underpins both TSA, TEC Quality and Care Inspectorate aims to enhance the quality of care services across Scotland.
“With our recent UKAS ISO 17065 accreditation for TEC Quality further reinforcing our impartial and agnostic approach to standards, the timing of this MoU is perfect as we seek to build the adoption of Technology Enabled Care and a quality standards framework north of the border.”
Peter Macleod, Chief Executive at the Care Inspectorate commented: “This MoU will see us and the TSA working much closer on a care quality improvement agenda for Scotland, with a focus on sharing information, knowledge and best practice in the use of Technology Enabled Care.
“To reinforce our commitment to put service users first and foremost in care solutions our first steps from this MoU will be the development of a multi-level action plan, putting clear emphasis on outcome based standards such as QSF.”
The Care Inspectorate is a non-departmental public body and an independent organisation responsible for the scrutiny and improvement of social care, social work and child protection services in Scotland. It is accountable to Scottish Government Ministers and both its Board and Senior Management Group set out its strategic direction. The Care Inspectorate has a general duty of furthering improvement in the quality of social services.
Alyson Scurfield, TSA CEO, and Peter Macleod, CEO of the Care Inspectorate, pictured at the signing of the MoU