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CQC warns Abbeycroft Care Limited that they must make improvements

27 November 2013
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27 November 2013

When the Care Quality Commission visited Abbeycroft Care unannounced on 1 October 2013, we found that the service was failing to meet the national standards that people should be able to expect.

As a result, CQC has issued formal warnings to Abbeycroft Care Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 18 November 2013:

  • Cleanliness and infection control- The service was failing to ensure people were protected from the identifiable risks of acquiring a health care associated infection.
  • Management of medicines- The service was failing to protect people against the risks associated with poor medicines management.
  • Quality assurance- The service was not protecting people against the risks of unsafe care and treatment by not effectively assessing and monitoring the quality of service provided.

CQC inspectors will return unannounced in due course to check whether the required improvements have been made. For more details of the findings from the inspection in October 2013. Read the full report here.

If the required improvements are not made within the set timescale, CQC has a range of enforcement powers which include restricting the services that a provider can offer, or, in the most serious cases, suspending or cancelling a service. CQC can also issue financial penalty notices and cautions, or prosecute the provider for failing to meet national standards.