Novacare | recruit considers how much of an issue negligence is within the care sector

Novacare | recruit considers how much of an issue negligence is within the care sector

A specialist IT company that provides cloud-based recruitment software for the care industry and its providers is keen to explore how prevalent neglect for patients is following reports of serious mistreatment in an Oxfordshire care home.

The incidents that took place at Winterbrook Nursing Home in Wallingford have resulted in three nurses being charged with the ill-treatment of residents within a care home, sparking further concerns that the care industry is rife with unqualified and unethical staff that are unable to carry out their job roles properly.

At present, a number of care homes up and down the country are being put into special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

When a care home is put into special measures, it means that the standard of care that the institute is providing has been deemed inadequate. A specific timeframe will be laid out within which the provider will need to improve its services before further action, including cancelling of the facilities registration, is taken.

Stephen Wilson, Director of Novacare | recruit said: “The reports about care providers that are employing staff who are neglecting patients, as well as the number that are being placed in special measures by the CQC, is disturbing and further highlights the severity of issues that are ever-present within the care sector.

“When it comes to tackling the root of the problem, the CQC is doing a stellar job by providing guidance for care providers and informing them on the main things that they are looking for when they carry out inspections.

“Unfortunately, more needs to be done by those that are placing care professionals in jobs. In many cases, neglect occurs as a direct result of under-staffing and a lack of staff with specialist knowledge.

“Our end to end recruitment software can help companies to streamline their recruitment processes and our recruitment management software also makes reference checking quicker and more efficient, which can lead to higher quality recruiting.”

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