The NHS Choices website has been updated to provide new information to the public on the care services that are available across the country. The website includes a searchable function that allows individuals to find care services they require in their local area.
This new service on the website was launched by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb and will include essential information about every registered care provider, reports from their Care Quality Commission inspections, official Ofsted-style ratings, and comments and star ratings from members of the public rating their experience of the care provider.
The Good Care Group contributed to the development of this new service on the NHS Choices website working with the Department of Health. We are very proud to have been involved in this project to ensure that members of the public have access to information that enables them to make the right choices about their care.
As Mr Lamb commented, “A fully open, transparent and comprehensive service like this will leave bad care nowhere to hide. This means better standards and quality of care across the board. By reading about the experiences of others, people can make confident choices about their care and help providers know where to make improvements, if needed.”
The new portal is a work in progress, but The Good Care Group profile is already complete – you can see the page in full on the NHS site.