The Department of Health is consulting care users, families and carers, service commissioners, care providers and staff about all aspects of social care. This is part of a review of the topics for inclusion in NICE social care guidance and standards.
The comprehensive set of NICE quality standards and guidelines under development should greatly improve the quality of social care.
A list of the NICE guidelines and standards for inclusion in this consultation includes:
- Continuing care: managing the health and social care needs of people funded by the NHS in care homes and the community.
- Deprivation of liberty safeguards: protecting adults unable to make decisions about their care from being deprived of their liberty inappropriately, in care homes and hospitals.
- Falls: managing and reducing falls in care homes and the community.
- Homelessness: supporting the health and social care needs of homeless people.
- Substance misuse.
- Learning disabilities.
- Medicines management in home-based settings.
- Pain management: management of pain in the community.
- Pressure sore care: preventing and management of pressure sores in care homes and the community.
- Promoting continence: including management of incontinence in care homes and the community.
- Reablement: promoting independence in adults in care homes and the community.
- Service user experience: improving the experience of care for people using social care services in care homes and the community.
- Sexuality: sexual identity and intimacy in the context of social care in care homes and the community.
- Social isolation: prevention of social isolation in care homes and the community.
- Young carers: promoting wellbeing in children and young people providing care to a family member in the community.
- Attachment and permanence: for adopted children and children with attachment disorder issues.
The deadline for this consultation has been extended to May 3rd 2013.
Lawther, B. (2013). Topics for new NICE quality standards to improve the quality of social care: consultation document. Leeds: Department of Health, February 1st 2013. Gateway Reference: 18564.