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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 27 August 2013
Date of Publication: 20 September 2013
Inspection Report published 20 September 2013 PDF

People should get safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights (outcome 4)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights.

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 27 August 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

Care and treatment was planned and delivered in a way that was intended to ensure people's safety and welfare.

Reasons for our judgement

Care and treatment was planned and delivered in a way that was intended to ensure people's safety and welfare. We looked at the records for 10 people and spoke with two people who used the service. We found that people were asked about their previous mental health, medical history and their family medical history before they were prescribed treatment. We also found that people had their blood pressure, height, weight and blood sugars measured before treatment. We saw evidence that diet and exercise had been discussed before and during treatment and these conversations had been recorded. Where medications required regular breaks in treatment, we saw that people’s records demonstrated the length of time they had had a break. This meant that the provider ensured that people were suitable for the treatment they were prescribed.

There were arrangements in place to deal with foreseeable emergencies. We looked at the fire procedures within the premises. The premises were shared with two other businesses. The manager was able to demonstrate how she would test the alarm on a regular basis. The manager also demonstrated the procedures she would carry out in the event of a fire. This meant that the provider had procedures in place to protect people in the event of a fire.