NACC launches Care Quality Commission standards guidance

NACC launches Care Quality Commission standards guidance
10/05/2017 - 08:46
The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has launched a new guidance document to support its members in meeting the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) Fundamental Standards.

Neel Radia, the NACC’s national chair, said: “From nutritional benefits through to the cultural and communal significance of food and drink, we are giving care providers and caterers the tools to ensure catering is at the centre of care, in line with the fundamental standards laid out by the CQC. 

“Every service user has a right to receive good food and drink that reflects their individual nutritional, cultural, physical and emotional needs. As the association representing care caterers in the UK, it is our duty to support the sector with the resources, such as this document, to do this.”

The document focuses on the importance of nutrition & hydration as a central part of quality care. It provides advice and information that will enable regulated residential and social care providers to meet the CQC's Fundamental Standards, concentrating on the Key Line of Enquiry, ‘How are people supported to drink and eat enough and maintain a balanced diet?’.

The ‘How to provide good nutritional care and comply with CQC’s fundamental standards’ updates the ‘How to comply with CQC’s outcome 5: Meeting nutritional needs’.

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