Just remember there is no difference with taking responsibility for providing OOHours services and personally filling the shifts when you cannot find/bully/bribe/cajole someone else to do it,if you are responsible for organising/providing you will have to provide the service yourself. This is just political dissembling as usual.
These issues must be reported to the CQC it is our professional responsibility to do so.There is no point in criticising these organisations (CQC) and the care homes if we allow them to gather "evidence" from organised visits, residents and their relatives who are beholden to those they are commenting on. You can report to the CQC and ask them to keep you anonymous if you wish.We need to reaffirm our primary role as patient advocate.
Has the CQC actually been to and inspected said practices or is it just their rumbling beaurocracy and failure of response to paper chase