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CQC warns the Dr Sirri Surgery that it is failing to protect the safety and welfare of people
2 January 2013
Urgent improvements required at private medical clinic in Haringey, north London.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued two formal warnings to Dr Teoman Necati Sirri, that he must make urgent improvements at a private medical clinic in Haringey, north London.
Two warning notices have been issued following an unannounced inspection of the Dr Sirri Surgery, in St Anne’s Road, in October.
Among CQC’s findings:
- People using the clinic were not being adequately protected against the risks of receiving unsafe or inappropriate care. Treatment plans giving goals and timescales for review, required in line with national guidance, were not always present.
- People using the clinic were not protected against the risks associated with the unsafe use and management of medicines. Arrangements for obtaining, administering and storing medicines were inadequate. Prescription only medicines returned to the clinic had been stored rather than destroyed, and some medicines were past their use by dates. Emergency drugs as outlined in the British National Formulary and by the Resuscitation Council were not available in the clinic to treat anaphylaxis (a serious allergic reaction which requires immediate treatment). Cupboards used to stored medicines were unlocked at the time of the inspection.
Matthew Trainer, Deputy Director of CQC in London, said:
“We check the national standards of quality and safety in care that the law says everyone should be able to expect. These standards exist to protect people who cannot always speak up for themselves from being put at risk of harm. Providers have a duty to be compliant.
“Poor medicines management can be a matter of life and death, and it is vital that treatment plans are reviewed regularly to make sure that people are getting appropriate treatment which keeps them safe and meets their individual needs.
“Our inspectors will return in the near future to carry out another unannounced inspection. If we find that the clinic is not making the required progress we won’t hesitate to use our legal powers further to protect the people who use this service.”
For further information please contact the CQC press office on 0207 448 9239 or out of hours on 07917 232143.
Notes to editors
The warning notice finds that Dr Teoman Necati Sirri is in breach of:
- Regulation 9 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 (Outcome 4) Care and welfare of people.
- Regulation 13 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 (Outcome 9) Management of medicines.
If the required improvements are not made, 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 essential standards. Any regulatory decision that CQC takes is open to challenge by a registered person through a variety of internal and external appeal processes.