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CQC warns Southfields Care Homes Limited that they must make improvements

2 October 2013
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02 October 2013

CQC warns provider that it must make improvements

When the Care Quality Commission visited Southfields Care Homes - Homeleigh unannounced on 15 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 Southfields Care Homes Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 1 November 2013:

  • Regulation 13, (Outcome 9): Management of medicines The service was failing to ensure people who used the service were protected against the risks associated with the unsafe use and management of medicines. This was because the provider did not have appropriate arrangements in place for the recording, handling and safe administration of medicines.

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 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.