» Accreditation for Inspection of Care Providers

19 May, 2014

Announcement of Pilot Applicants

Following the announcement of the pilot programme for accreditation of independent inspection companies providing inspections of residential adult social care providers, UKAS is pleased to announce that the following organisations have agreed to participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme:

  • Healthcare Management Solutions Limited
  • RDB Star Rating Ltd
  • The Audit People Ltd

One of the key objectives of the UKAS pilot programme is to verify the standards used by applicant inspection companies and their appropriateness for assuring and improving the quality of care provided by residential care homes and other care providers in the UK.

During the pilot programme UKAS will assess the competence, impartiality and the performance capability of inspection companies using the internationally recognised inspection standard ISO/IEC 17020:2012 (Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection). On completion of the pilot programme, UKAS will announce the accreditation of successful inspection bodies, and their specific fields of expertise in social care such as dementia, learning difficulties, nursing, mental health, domiciliary care etc.

The pilot assessment programme will commence in July 2014 and complete in December 2015.