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Archived: No 31 First Row

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 12 December 2012
Date of Publication: 15 January 2013
Inspection Report published 15 January 2013 PDF | 78.53 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 12 December 2012, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with carers and / or family members 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

One person who lived at the home was there on the day we visited. We saw that they were relaxed and engaged well with staff.

We observed people were asked for their opinion and about what they wanted to do and the provider acted in accordance with their wishes. For example, the person was asked what activity they wanted to do after lunch and they stated drawing. This was then organised by the staff.

We observed staff checked with people their actions were acceptable and they were happy with how they were being treated. Staff checked with the person they were happy for us to examine their personal files and for us to view their bedroom. The person agreed to these actions.

We noted staff asked the person if they wished to take their medicine when it was offered. We noted that if they did not this was recorded on the Medicine Administration Record (MAR) sheet.

We saw a range of specific consent forms, such as consent to be photographed, were in place in people's care plans. These had been signed by either the individuals concerned or their next of kin. This indicated that they had agreed to the care being delivered.