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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 20 February 2013
Date of Publication: 5 March 2013
Inspection Report published 5 March 2013 PDF | 76.18 KB

Staff should be properly trained and supervised, and have the chance to develop and improve their skills (outcome 14)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by competent staff.

How this check was done

We carried out a visit on 20 February 2013, talked with staff and reviewed information we asked the provider to send to us.

Our judgement

People were cared for by staff who were supported to deliver care and treatment safely and to an appropriate standard.

Reasons for our judgement

Staff received appropriate professional development. The doctors at this location had suitable qualifications for the work they undertook. Dr Dorrington Ward had his practice appraised annually using the Independent Doctors’ Federation process. We saw the documentation for February 2013. The appraisal processes included review of training and patient, staff and peer feedback about the doctor’s performance. He had undertaken training in the last year that was relevant to his practice. There was a female doctor available for one session a week. She received her annual appraisal through her NHS employment.

The doctor’s personal assistant received supervision and appraisal that was appropriate for her role. Staff meetings were used as an opportunity to discuss any issues or concerns about the practice and for the doctors to reflect on clinical practice.