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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 6 July 2011
Date of Publication: 26 September 2011
Inspection Report published 26 September 2011 PDF | 68.87 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 reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 06/07/2011, checked the provider's records and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

The provider had recruitment procedures that were consistently applied, and ensured that the health and safety of people using the service was protected.

User experience

People we spoke with did not comment on this outcome area.

Other evidence

The provider had an equal opportunities policy and procedure. Information from the staff personnel and training records and discussion with the manager, showed that that this was promoted when employing new staff and throughout the working practices of the home.

The provider had a recruitment policy and procedure that the manager understood and used when taking on new members of staff. Checks of three staff files showed that Criminal Record Bureau checks, written references, health checks and past work history were obtained and satisfactory before the person started work.

The manager carried out regular checks with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to ensure that the nurses employed by the service had active registrations to practice.