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Archived: Blackberry Orthopaedic & Sports Clinic

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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

People should be cared for by staff who are properly qualified and able to do their job (outcome 12)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by staff who are fit, appropriately qualified and are physically and mentally able to do their job.

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

People were cared for, or supported by, suitably qualified, skilled and experienced staff.

Reasons for our judgement

Appropriate checks were undertaken before staff began work. We looked at the personnel records for two medical and one health professional working at the service. We found that both medical professionals had submitted copies of a recent medical appraisal, to show that they had the right qualifications, skills and experience to provide people with treatment while working at the clinic.

We also saw that Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks and written references had been received to make sure they were of good character before starting work. We found that information about their current registration status with the general medical council and nursing and midwifery council were recorded and were in date.

We also found that medical professionals had signed practising privilege agreements or had contracts of employment that stated the treatments that they were allowed to give people while working at the clinic. We looked at the records of medical professionals insurance details and found that these were valid and in date.