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Independent regulators of care quality 

Independent regulators of care quality
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Independent regulators of care quality
Author(s):

Owen Barr

and Bob Gates

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198782872.003.0016
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date: 09 May 2021

This chapter provides an overview of the role of the independent care regulators across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It provides information on arrangements for care regulators within the specific jurisdictions of Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. This chapter outlines the role of the independent care regulators in both inspecting and supporting the development of quality in services. Nurses for people with intellectual disabilities need to have a rounded and balanced understanding of the role of these care regulators, as well as the standards and resources they provide, in order to maximize the quality of care provided to people with intellectual disabilities.

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