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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 19 November 2013
Date of Publication: 24 December 2013
Inspection Report published 24 December 2013 PDF

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 looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 19 November 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff, talked with commissioners of services and talked with local groups of people in the community or voluntary sector.

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 were able, from time to time, to obtain further relevant qualifications.

We undertook this inspection to follow up on previous areas of concern. At the last visit we found that the staff induction did not include all of the required information, the training matrix, nurse training and supervision sessions were not up to date.

We were told that no new staff had commenced employment in the home since the last visit. However a new induction pack had been developed. This was comprehensive covering a variety of areas.

We were told that the provider was continuing to develop the staff training matrix and we were provided with the latest version of this. The information recorded that from 34 staff 32 had completed training in moving and handling; 19 of these were in the last year. It also recorded that 11 staff had completed Dementia care training, 20 had completed First aid training and Fire awareness training. We saw that the majority of care staff were recorded as having achieved a National vocational Qualification (NVQ) at level 2 or above. However only two staff had fully completed infection control training (several had commenced this) and only six staff had completed Mental Capacity Act training.

Although staff records had also been updated we saw that improvements continued to be required with these. This included evidence that the induction met skills for care requirements, that the staff training matrix and individual files contained the same information and that supervision contained detailed information.

The provider may wish to note that the only nurse specific training we saw recorded was wound care and for the use of the syringe driver.

The provider may also wish to note that two people were not recorded on the staff training matrix and their records indicated that they had not undertaken any training.

We looked at the supervision records for staff and saw recorded that supervision was taking place on a regular basis. Training was discussed as part of these supervision sessions.