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CQC warns Masterstaff Limited that they must make improvements

Published:
13 December 2013
Categories:
  • Media,
  • Care in your home and supported living

13 December 2013

When the Care Quality Commission visited Master Staff Healthcare (Lancaster) (announced) on 22 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 a formal warning to Masterstaff Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 30 December 2013:

  • Regulation 10, (Outcome 16): Assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision 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.