The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) has recommended that homes carry out rigorous self-assessment before formal visits by the Commission for Social Care Inspection.
RNHA chief executive officer Frank Ursell said: ‘It is abundantly clear that, to support their claims for a good star rating, nursing homes need well-documented evidence to show that they are performing well.’
He added: ‘Whether or not you think star ratings are a good idea is irrelevant. The fact is that a star rating system is being introduced. The debate about the basic principle is over.’