Operation Jasmine - Online Webinar

In collaboration with the Regional Partnership Board

This regional webinar provided participants with an overview of the key themes and messages that arose from In Search Of Accountability: a review of the neglect of older people living in care homes investigated as Operation Jasmine, as well as a regulators perspective from Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), a local health perspective and included input from a family member directly affected by the events associated with Operation Jasmine.

  • Margaret Flynn: Margaret Flynn was commissioned by the First Minister to review the events associated with Operation Jasmine. "In Search of Accountability: A review of the neglect of older people living in care homes investigated as Operation Jasmine," published by the Welsh Government in 2015. She was the first Chair of the National Independent Safeguarding Board. She is a director of All Wales People First and an editor of the Journal of Adult Protection. During 2021, Margaret undertook a review at Cawston Park Hospital in Norfolk. Earlier this year she became the Chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum in England and Wales.

  • Margaret Rooney: Margaret Rooney is Deputy Chief Inspector of Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). Margaret joined CIW in 2013, and has held several roles including Regional Director, leading on the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of the Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 and Head of Registration and Enforcement. She represented CIW at the inquests into the deaths of seven people associated with Operation Jasmine. Margaret moved to Wales in 2002 where she worked in children’s services at Blaenau Gwent County Council. She subsequently worked in youth justice as the Head of Performance Improvement at the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.
  • Jill Paterson - Director of Primary Care, Community & Long-Term Care, Hywel Dda UHB
  • Claire Aston: Claire is an expert in long term care and intricacies of the complexities of adult health and social care. She has just retired from the NHS where she held a variety of very senior nurse and manager roles with 40 years of experience, working both in England and Wales. In March 2021, Claire gave evidence at the Inquest of deaths associated with Operation Jasmine, in relation to current safeguards and practice when commissioning care.
  • Lorraine Brannan is a direct family member of one of the victims associated with Operation Jasmine and will share her experiences with participants and be part of the panel.

This webinar was suitable for Social Workers, Social Work, Commissioners, Police Officers, Health Professionals, Care and Nursing Home Managers, Regional Partnership Boards and relevant Third Sector Organisations.


Operation Jasmine - What about the regulator? (Presentation 1)