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Jan - Mar 2016


31 March 2016: NMC revalidation quarterly feedback meeting - slides now available 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 12 July from 11.00am – 13.00pm. The meeting will take place at the NMC offices, 23 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PZ


9 March 2016 : Sharon Blackburn represented NCF at the CQC ASC Trade Association meeting - there are two sets of slides available from this meeting: Ratings information by month and the general Trade association meeting slides

Other information from this meeting included an update on Experts by Experience – please see the latest update available on the CQC website here  (Please note: this is dated 28 January but was updated with additional information on 1 March)

Queries raised by members can be found here


1 March 2016: The Volunteering in Care Homes Project led by NCVO held a roundtable event. Sharon Blackburn CBE on behalf of NCF has been part of the strategic advisory group. The report and toolkit will be published shortly. The project was funded by DH and spanned three years working with local volunteer centres. Good outcomes have been achieved for residents and the care homes who participated as well as opening up new opportunities for the volunteers recruited for the project. A volunteer investment and value audit was utilised to evidence financial value of the volunteers. 


10 Feb 2016: Sharon Blackburn CBE recently represented NCF by attending the CQC ASC Trade Association meeting - there are 2 sets of slides available from this meeting: ASC weekly stats slides and the general Trade association meeting slides 

Other information from this meeting included the launch of Care homes rating map, an interactive map from CQC rating homes in England. More details on this can be found here


Feb 2016: Sharon Blackburn CBE recently represented NCF by attending the CQC Trade Association meeting participated in both the CommonAge and EAHSA Board meetings. Plans are well underway for the EAHSA Conference to be held in Lyon in France on 22-23 September 2016. Many NCF members are utilising our European and international contacts to learn from each other on quality; care practice; design; and approaches to workforce management with good dialogue taking place from the connections made.


9 Feb 2016: Des Kelly OBE attended the parliamentary launch of new practice guidance by the Malnutrition Taskforce.


9 Feb 2016: Des also attended the Practice Forum meeting held in Birmingham.



13 January 2016: Sharon Blackburn represented NCF at the CQC Trade Association meeting. ASC trade association meeting slides. Please also see attached the Outstanding actions log. Please see attached, this weeks’ list of inspection reports published including links to the reports.

There are still places available at the London (Friday 29 January) ASC strategy consultation event. You can register your place via this link.

9 March 2016: Sharon Blackburn represented NCF at the CQC ASC Trade Association meeting - there are two sets of slides available from this meeting: Ratings information by month and the general Trade association meeting slides

Other information from this meeting included an update on Experts by Experience – please see the latest update available on the CQC website here  (Please note: this is dated 28 January but was updated with additional information on 1 March)


1 March 2016: The Volunteering in Care Homes Project led by NCVO held a roundtable event. Sharon Blackburn CBE on behalf of NCF has been part of the strategic advisory group. The report and toolkit will be published shortly. The project was funded by DH and spanned three years working with local volunteer centres. Good outcomes have been achieved for residents and the care homes who participated as well as opening up new opportunities for the volunteers recruited for the project. A volunteer investment and value audit was utilised to evidence financial value of the volunteers. 


10 Feb 2016: Sharon Blackburn CBE recently represented NCF by attending the CQC ASC Trade Association meeting - there are 2 sets of slides available from this meeting: ASC weekly stats slides and the general Trade association meeting slides 

Other information from this meeting included the launch of Care homes rating map, an interactive map from CQC rating homes in England. More details on this can be found here


Feb 2016: Sharon Blackburn CBE recently represented NCF by attending the CQC Trade Association meeting participated in both the CommonAge and EAHSA Board meetings. Plans are well underway for the EAHSA Conference to be held in Lyon in France on 22-23 September 2016. Many NCF members are utilising our European and international contacts to learn from each other on quality; care practice; design; and approaches to workforce management with good dialogue taking place from the connections made.


9 Feb 2016: Des Kelly OBE attended the parliamentary launch of new practice guidance by the Malnutrition Taskforce

9 Feb 2016: Des also attended the Practice Forum meeting held in Birmingham.



13 January 2016: Sharon Blackburn represented NCF at the CQC Trade Association meeting. ASC trade association meeting slides. Please also see attached the Outstanding actions log. Please see attached, this weeks’ list of inspection reports published including links to the reports.

There are still places available at the London (Friday 29 January) ASC strategy consultation event. You can register your place via this link.

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