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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 27 September 2011
Date of Publication: 9 November 2011
Inspection Report published 9 November 2011 PDF

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

Not met 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

The required recruitment procedures were not followed to ensure people were safe and had their health needs met by staff who were fit, appropriately qualified and physically and mentally able to do their job.

User experience

We did not get peoples’ views directly from them about this outcome. However their experiences were captured through records, other information we received from the staff, and from other people they have contact with. This information is recorded in the 'other evidence' section.

Other evidence

We saw on the rota that a previous member of staff had recently returned and started working at the home again as a nurse. We looked at the person’s file and found that there was no information showing they had been through a new recruitment process. Therefore they had not undergone any of the compulsory recruitment checks.

We saw a copy of the person’s personal identification number (PIN) which showed the person’s registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) was up to date. However this was not in the name currently used by the person, and nurses are required to practice in the same name as their NMC registration.

There was no information in the file that demonstrated this person was fit to work in this role.

During a previous visit to the home in November 2010 we set an improvement action when we found the recruitment procedures were not being correctly followed. We found two staff did not have current Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks.