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CQC warns Methodist Homes that they must make improvements

12 December 2013
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  • Care homes with nursing

12 December 2013

When the Care Quality Commission visited Churchfields unannounced on 29 and 30 October and 9 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 a formal warning to Methodist Homes telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 12 December 2013:

  • Regulation 11, (Outcome 7): Safeguarding service users from abuse. The service was not protecting people against the risks of abuse by means of taking reasonable steps to identify the possibility of abuse and preventing it before it occurred.

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 and 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.