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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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People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

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 and people who work in and visit the premises are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

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

This location is situated in a listed building in central London on the first floor. There is a waiting area, doctor's consultation room, administration rooms and a toilet for patients' use. Access is via stairs (no lift can be fitted as the building is listed). Dr Dorrington Ward has arrangements in place for a colleague to see patients at another registered premises if the patient cannot manage the stairs.

The rooms were comfortable and suitable for seeing patients in such a private doctor's practice. Access is regulated via the front door buzzer system.

The landlord manages the common parts of the premises and does a weekly fire inspection.

The premises were inspected by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority in the past and found to be suitable. There is a local fire policy.

Fire extinguishers are in place with a contract for servicing. For evacuation purposes there would never be more than 2 patients on the premises. The windows have been protected with film in case of explosion. There are smoke alarms in place.

The rooms are locked and alarmed when no staff are on site.