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Inspection report


Date of Publication: 18 February 2013
Inspection Report published 18 February 2013 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. Where people did not have the capacity to consent, the provider acted in accordance with legal requirements

User experience

As this was a desktop review, we did not visit the service or speak with people using the service.

Other evidence

The Care Quality Commission completed a routine inspection at The Yachtsman rest home in March 2011. As part of that inspection we looked at the consent to care and treatment in respect people living at the home.

On that inspection the manager said where possible service users were encouraged to make decisions regarding consent to the treatment and care provided, including consent to sharing information with other agencies. She said staff actively listened to people living in the home and where appropriate, their representatives, and acted on any preferences and choices where possible.

Where a person had not capacity to make a particular decision, staff involved relevant professionals using best interests meetings to decide on capacity regarding the issue. However on that inspection there was no evidence of routine involvement in planning care. We have since seen evidence that people and their relatives have been involved in making decisions about their care.

On the March 2011 inspection staff had not received training on the mental capacity act and deprivation of liberties. After that inspection, staff received training on the mental capacity act and deprivation of liberties and gained knowledge and information in this area.