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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 26 January 2012
Date of Publication: 22 February 2012
Inspection Report published 22 February 2012 PDF

People should be cared for by staff who are properly qualified and able to do their job (outcome 12)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by staff who are fit, appropriately qualified and are physically and mentally able to do their job.

How this check was done

Our judgement

Recruitment practice has improved so that suitable care workers look after people.

Overall we found that Donness Nursing was meeting this essential standard.

User experience

People we spoke to did not tell us anything directly relating to the recruitment of new staff.

Other evidence

The provider sent us an improvement plan after the last inspection. Steps had been taken to ensure that appropriate checks were completed prior to employment. The provider told us that they had updated their knowledge about Home Office requirements so that if they employed a foreign worker in the future they would know what to do.

We spoke to six care workers about the checks that are done for newly employed people. Two care workers had been recruited since the last inspection and told us that references and a CRB (criminal records bureau) had been obtained prior to employment. For example, one person told us these checks were done “before I was allowed to work”.