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CQC warns Anchor Trust that they must make improvements

5 March 2014
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  • Care homes without nursing

05 March 2014

When the Care Quality Commission visited Sandholme Fold unannounced on 20 December 2013 and 7 & 8 January 2014, 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 a/formal warning/s to Anchor Trust telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 3 March 2014:

  • The service was failing to ensure that appropriate records were kept.

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 December 2013 and January 2014. 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.