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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 28 March 2013
Date of Publication: 18 May 2013
Inspection Report published 18 May 2013 PDF

People should get safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights (outcome 4)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 28 March 2013, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People experienced care, treatment and support that met their needs and protected their rights.

Reasons for our judgement

All people who use the service are given pre-fight checks by UK Specialist Ambulance Service which is evaluated by the practitioner and this covers different areas. This evaluation includes vital information, blood pressure, pulse, pupil dilation time, chest and rib examination, past medical history, allergies, any operations in the past four years and blood group. The provider ensures that he is satisfied with the physical health of any participants prior to any fight commencing.

We looked at the notes from the practitioner, who is a general practitioner, and saw that each individual fighter and fight has its own detailed notes. Each boxer has a picture taken before the fight and this then generates a place to accurately record injuries to the fighter's face. There are also body maps for each individual and any body injuries are recorded here. This enables the practitioner to keep an accurate logged recording of all injuries sustained for each participant. These maps can also be sent to secondary treatment professionals to clearly display the areas that need treatment.

We also saw where the practitioner keeps a log of all the treatment that is provided by the UK ambulance service during the events. The provider only assesses the health of the participants and the UK ambulance service provides the treatment. However, keeping detailed notes on diagnosis, treatment and secondary treatment enables the provider to keep detailed medical histories on all the participants for future use.

We saw that the provider has made referrals for participants to the local accident and emergency service. The participants are transported by the NHS or UK Specialists ambulance service and we saw that the provider provides a referral letter to the department with detailed medical history, recorded observations and injuries sustained. This means that people received care that meets their needs.