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Care Inspectorate progresses Safe Staffing Act ahead of April deadline

Care providers have received an update on progress towards implementation of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 from April 2024

Current work on the Act includes the following:

  • drafting statutory legislative guidance in collaboration with the health and social care sector
  • drafting regulations that are needed to commence provisions in the Act
  • engaging with health boards, care service providers, and professional groups
  • testing statutory guidance with health boards and care service providers that will provide valuable learning prior to the Act coming into force
  • exploring how the use of the eRostering software platform within health boards can help with the reporting requirements of the Act

The Care Inspectorate is working with care service providers to help them prepare for implementation and is also currently researching the use of staffing methods and tools in care homes for older people. Read about the Safe Staffing Programme.

There is also a draft list of roles.


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