Optalis Governance and Quality Assurance
We are proud of our commitment to quality. The quality of care and support we provide is always our focus and priority and we continually look for ways to improve.
Our dedicated Governance and Quality Assurance Team are focused on providing a constructive, supportive and long-term approach to continuous improvement. The focus on quality is essential and ensures that our processes are efficient, safe, understood and most importantly, embedded for the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff. Governance and Quality Assurance covers all areas of the business.
The holistic approach to ensuring quality supports the company in pursuit of excellence and promotes positive outcomes for all Optalis customers.
We are signed up to the NCF Quality First Commitment we are committed to providing outstanding quality and continually improving services.
Optalis is committed to delivering high quality, sustainable services to our customers. We work to achieve this through transparent policies and by following the Governance Quality Framework to Plan, Do, Check, Act.
Following the continuous improvement cycle, which supports the organisation in our pursuit of excellence and ensures Optalis’ values are taken into action as business as usual.
The term "quality assurance" means maintaining a high standard of quality, across the service, by continually measuring certain elements, for example, the 5 Baseline Quality Principles. We continually measure how safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led our services are. Not just in our CQC registered services, but across our day support and supported living services as well.
We achieve compliance and assure quality through a number of different activities, processes and practices, with a constructive, supportive and shared approach towards long term continuous improvement.
Ensuring that policies and procedures are up to date, relevant, proportionate
Ensuring leaner processes for achieving successful outcomes, through effective platforms, toolkits and technologies
Implementing Lessons Learned framework and training
Innovate for Quality recognising and encouraging opportunities
Celebrating and rewarding best practice - Sharing good practices in a collaborative ethos
Implementing Good Governance and embedding it's practices
Focused compliance audits, relating to Risk and Quality principles
Risk Management - identifying and managing risks with appropriate controls for effective decisions
15 March 2021
Care Homes reopen their doors to family visitors
On 8th March residents and families of Optalis, residential care services had cause to celebrate as in-person visits were permitted once more, under new guidelines as lockdown restrictions eased.View the full article