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Care Assurance System (CAS) is:

  • A process for developing a clear and inspiring vision for person centred care
  • Incorporates a self-assessment and external peer assessment process. Which will provide assurance for all that care meets the standards of NHS Scotland
  • Accurately measures a ward/department's level of performance to the agreed care standards
  • The assessment process includes a mechanism to ensure continuous improvement is supported. This involves an analytical, counselling and self-improvement dimension to the improvement action plan process.

This parallel process of supporting and developing for improvement is a key component to ensure the standards are achieved consistently and sustainably in clinical areas.

Professional Development 

13 CAS Standards have been develop and can be accessed here.  Link in with your Lead Nurse or Senior Charge Nurse to determine what standard is priority for your area of work and complete the relevant training and or development as identified in the associated learning table below.