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Archived: National Slimming Centre (Northampton)

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 19 February 2013
Date of Publication: 18 April 2013
Inspection Report published 18 April 2013 PDF

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 19 February 2013, checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff and reviewed information we asked the provider to send to us.

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

Before people received any care or treatment they were asked for their consent and the provider acted in accordance with their wishes. We looked at the records for 12 people who used the service. We saw that the centre provided information about the types of medication to people so that they may make informed decisions about their care.

We saw that people were advised to inform their GP of the treatment they were receiving from the centre. We found evidence of people giving their consent for the centre to contact their GP to inform them of their treatment. Some people had chosen not to consent to inform their GP, and the clinic had respected their wishes.