What is Care Assurance System (CAS)?
This parallel process of supporting and developing for improvement is a key component to ensure the standards are achieved consistently and sustainably in clinical areas.
CAS is based on the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust model (insert link) and each of the standards has been framed using the fours domains within Leading Better Care Role Framework (2008). These domains are:
CAS initially launched within NHSGGC in 2015 and since then much of the focus has been on the older people’s standards.
NHSGGC will deliver the Excellence in Care (EiC) Scottish Government initiative through the existing Care Assurance Framework and initial work has already been done to map the requirements for both. There are already a number of core nursing indicators which are currently utilised which meet the requirements of EiC /CAS (e.g. pressure ulcers, falls/falls with harm) and other indicators are in development currently at a national level e.g. medicines omission. This work is being replicated throughout the other nursing families.
We hope that you will find the information provided within the following sections both informative and engaging and we will update regularly on developments as CAS progresses.
If you require any further information on CAS then please email: CareAssurance@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
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