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CQC warns Lancam Nursing Care Limited that they must make improvements

15 January 2014
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15 January 2014

When the Care Quality Commission visited Lancam Nursing Home unannounced on 26 November 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 Lancam Nursing Care Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 17 January 2014:

  • Regulation 9, (Outcome 4): Care and welfare of people who use services The service was failing to ensure people were protected against the risks of receiving inappropriate or unsafe care or treatment.
  • Regulation 13, (Outcome 9): Management of medicines The service was failing to protect people against the risks associated with poor medicines management.
  • Regulation 18, (Outcome 2): Consent to care and treatment The service was failing to ensure suitable arrangements were in place for gaining people’s consent with regard to their care and treatment and acting in accordance with this.

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 November 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.