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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 1 May 2012
Date of Publication: 29 May 2012
Inspection Report published 29 May 2012 PDF

Before people are given any examination, care, treatment or support, they should be asked if they agree to it (outcome 2)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Where they are able, give valid consent to the examination, care, treatment and support they receive.
  • Understand and know how to change any decisions about examination, care, treatment and support that has been previously agreed.
  • Can be confident that their human rights are respected and taken into account.

How this check was done

Our judgement

Before people received any care or treatment they were asked for their consent and the provider acted in accordance with their wishes.

User experience

We were not able to speak to people using the service during this review. We saw evidence that the provider regularly sought feedback from people using the service and this feedback was very positive.

Other evidence

Before people received any care or treatment they were asked for their consent and the provider acted in accordance with their wishes. We reviewed five sets of patient notes for each of the two surgeons practising at the clinic. Where the patient had already had their surgery, the notes included a consent form which was signed by the patient and the surgeon. The consent forms all included details of the information on the risks and benefits of the procedure given to the patient before they signed the form. Staff told us that, except in cases of very minor procedures, all patients had a cooling off period between their initial consultation and their surgery. We saw that detailed written information on each of the procedures performed within the clinic was available for patients. The provider carried out monthly audits of patient records and these audits included a check of whether the records included a signed consent form where relevant. We reviewed the report from the most recent audit and all notes reviewed had included a consent form where required.