Search Healthcare in Scotland has achieved outstanding grades following this year’s assessment by the Care Inspectorate*, a regulatory body which registers approximately 14,000 care services across the country.
Search Healthcare registered with the Care Inspectorate in 2017, following the division’s expansion to Glasgow. Since then, the specialist Nursing and Care agency has continued to bolster its offering across Scotland, providing exceptional care and support to the highest professional standards in line with current governance and regulatory bodies.
This year marks the first Care Inspectorate assessment of Search Healthcare’s services since the division was first registered two years ago.
Search Healthcare was inspected, evaluated and received a passing score of 5 – which equates to ‘Very Good’ - on four key areas: quality of information, quality of care and support, quality of staffing and quality of management and leadership.
As part of the inspection process, the Care Inspectorate also contacted registered Care Home Providers for their feedback, and received the following comments:
"Search is very good and they meet our needs."
"There is good communication with the office staff."
"We tend to request the same nurses back, for continuity. More often than not, the agency honours our requests."
Of the assessment and grade, Craig McEwan, Search’s Divisional Manager for Healthcare recruitment in Scotland said: “I am tremendously proud of the team’s efforts over the past two years to achieve this amazing result. At Search Healthcare, we are committed to providing exceptional care and support to the highest professional standards, and our outstanding grade by the Care Inspectorate is testament to how we live and work according to these values.”
Lisa McLean, Search Healthcare’s Managing Director added: “The level of passion and commitment which has been dedicated towards providing the best possible care throughout Scotland is truly remarkable, and I applaud the team for this achievement.”
“Search Healthcare is well and truly on the map in Scotland, and I am confident that we’ll continue to set ourselves apart as the country’s Healthcare recruitment partner of choice in the years to come,” she concluded.
Established in 2004, Search Healthcare has provided qualified Health & Social Care Professionals to a wide range of public and private sector Care Providers and companies throughout the UK. Our Healthcare teams comprise highly trained and skilled Recruitment Consultants who offer their knowledge, insight and expertise to clients and candidates alike, ensuring Care Providers are equipped with the best possible employees.
*Find out more about the Care Inspectorate here