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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 9 July 2013
Date of Publication: 2 August 2013
Inspection Report published 02 August 2013 PDF | 69.81 KB

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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 9 July 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with staff, reviewed information given to us by the provider and were accompanied by a pharmacist.

Our judgement

People were cared for, or supported by, suitably qualified, skilled and experienced staff.

Reasons for our judgement

During our review of the service in April 2013, we had concluded that the provider

was not compliant with this standard because the staff recruitment files had not been appropriately maintained and staff with student visas had exceeded the hours they were permitted to work during term time.

During the follow-up inspection on 09 July 2013, we checked the recruitment folders of two new members of staff who had joined since the last inspection. We found that the application forms reflected the past employment history of the applicants and included their qualifications and training. The recruitment procedure included a verbal interview and taking up at least two written references. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificates were present in the staff folders. We were told that new members of staff only commenced work after DBS clearance had been obtained. These measures had ensured people's safety.

We noted that appropriate records had been kept for a member of staff who had a student visa. We saw a copy of the letter from the college stating clearly the dates of the terms. This matched the revised staffing rota, which reflected clearly the student’s duty. This had ensured that this member of staff had not exceeded the number of hours they were permitted to work each week in accordance with restrictions placed on their visa.