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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 20 November 2012
Date of Publication: 13 December 2012
Inspection Report published 13 December 2012 PDF | 77.46 KB

Before people are given any examination, care, treatment or support, they should be asked if they agree to it (outcome 2)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Where they are able, give valid consent to the examination, care, treatment and support they receive.
  • Understand and know how to change any decisions about examination, care, treatment and support that has been previously agreed.
  • Can be confident that their human rights are respected and taken into account.

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 20 November 2012, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

Before people received any care or treatment they were asked for their consent and the provider acted in accordance with their wishes.

Reasons for our judgement

Before people received any care or treatment they were asked for their consent and the provider acted in accordance with their wishes. We spoke with one of the medical professionals who worked at the clinic. They told us that their procedures for obtaining the consent of people receiving treatment were in line with best practice guidelines produced by the International Spine Intervention Society. They also told us that any procedures about treatment were fully explained to people before they decided upon their course of treatment. They told us that some treatment procedures required people to sign the agreement to show that they were happy with the information given to them, and they understood the risks relating to the procedure.

We looked at three treatment files and saw that people had been given information about the risks and benefits relating to their treatment. We also saw that when written consent was required, people had signed to say that they were happy with the proposed treatment. One person told us that the procedure had been fully explained to them by a medical professional. They also told us that the medical professional had explained the procedure “in a way you could understand” and used a model of a spine to help them understand what would happen during the procedure. This was to ensure people were given enough information about their treatment procedures to make an informed choice about their chosen treatment.