The government began consultation on proposals to change the system of regulation for health and social care organizations in England, including the introduction of legally mandated minimum standards, backed by enforcement options for the regulator. The consultation would close on 4 April 2014.
Source: Introducing Fundamental Standards: Consultation on proposals to change CQC registration regulations, Department of Health
A report examined the links between evidence and innovation in social work policy and practice in Scotland, exploring the associated conceptual, theoretical and empirical issues, and using case study examples.
Source: Jodie Pennacchia, Exploring the Relationships Between Evidence and Innovation in the Context of Scotlandï¿½s Social Services, Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services