New figures obtained under freedom of information legislation show that following 24 inspections, a total of 303 actions for improvement was identified by the Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) watchdog in 2012.

Issues over dementia care planning accounted for almost one-third (111) of the improvements needed. Nutrition was the second highest category at 80 improvements required, followed by “dignity and compassion”, where 58 improvements were issued.

However, the number of improvements verified as complete after follow-up inspection was just 14. In total, 97 improvements were said to be completed, taking into account NHS boards reporting on their own progress.

Reported by the Scottish Herald. You can read the full story here. 

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