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CQC warns Northfield Residential Home that it is failing to protect the safety and welfare of people

8 February 2013
Northfield Residential Home
Mr A G K C and Mrs P E Obeyesekere
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8 February 2013

Urgent improvements required at care home in Ryde, Isle of Wight.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a formal warning to Mr A G K C and Mrs P E Obeyesekere that they must make urgent improvements at a care home in Ryde, Isle of Wight.

A warning notice has been issued following an unannounced inspection of Northfield Residential Home, in George Street, in October 2012.

CQC found that the provider was failing to carry out effective recruitment checks on staff before they started work in the home.

Ian Biggs, Deputy Director of CQC in the South, 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.

“Our inspectors will return in the near future to carry out another unannounced inspection. If we find that the home is not making the required progress we won’t hesitate to use our legal powers further to protect the people who live there.”


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 Mr A G K C and Mrs P E Obeyesekere are in breach of:

  • Regulation 21 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 (Outcome 12) Requirements relating to workers

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.

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.