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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 1 February 2011
Date of Publication: 16 February 2011
Inspection Report published 16 February 2011 PDF | 112.84 KB

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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 reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 01/02/2011, checked the provider's records and talked to staff.

Our judgement

Dr Dorrington Ward ensures that people who use the service understand and consent to the service he offers.

User experience

In the case of this location it was not practicable to undertake a visit when patients were on site. Dr Dorrington Ward is a single-handed doctor and sees very few private patients. He does not treat patients but undertakes diagnosis and referral as required.

Other evidence

The medical records have a place for patients to sign their consent. This was audited during Dr Dorrington Ward's appraisal in 2010. Patients also give written consent for letters/information to be sent to GPs or consultants.