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CQC warns provider that it must make improvements

12 September 2013
  • Media,
  • Care homes with nursing

12 September 2013

When the Care Quality Commission visited Stretton Nursing Home unannounced on 22 July 2013 and 6 August 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 Stretton Care Limited telling them
that they must improve in the following area by 31 August 2013:

  • Regulation 13, (Outcome 9): Management of medicines

The service was failing to protect people against the risks associated with poor medicines management.

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 July and August 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.