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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's personal records, including medical records, should be accurate and kept safe and confidential (outcome 21)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Their personal records including medical records are accurate, fit for purpose, held securely and remain confidential.
  • Other records required to be kept to protect their safety and well being are maintained and held securely where required.

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 can be confident that their personal records including medical records are accurate, fit for purpose, held securely and remain confidential.

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

There is a records management policy.

Dr Dorrington Ward keeps a paper contemporaneous record for all his patients. The records are kept in lockable cabinets and the rooms kept locked when staff not on site. Any letters are typed and saved on the computer system. Results are communicated to patients by letter. His medical records are assessed during the annual appraisal. Last time (2010) the appraiser stated "careful and easily followed trail of the subsequent case management".