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Network Healthcare Professionals Limited Good

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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 4 January 2019

Network Healthcare Professionals is registered to provide the regulated activity of personal care and treatment of disease, disorder and injury. The service is a domiciliary care service, providing care and support to people in their own homes. It provides services to older people, younger physically disabled adults with complex care needs and those requiring palliative and end of life care. Care and support was delivered to people from three separate teams within the service – the domiciliary care team, the palliative care team and the complex care team.

Domiciliary care and palliative care was currently provided to people in the south area of Bristol. At the time of this inspection the complex care team were supporting people in Bristol and Gloucestershire.

There were two registered managers in post. One registered manager was responsible for the domiciliary and palliative care teams and the other was responsible for the complex care team. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service and has the legal responsibility for meeting the requirements of the law; as does the provider. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

The inspection was announced. We gave the registered manager 24 hours’ notice of the inspection. We did this to ensure key staff were available for the inspection. At the time of the inspection the service were supporting eight people with complex care needs, six people who were near the end of their life and 53 people with personal care. The service employed in total 115 staff.

The service people received was safe. There were effective safeguarding systems in place. Staff knew what to do if safeguarding concerns were suspected or witnessed or a disclosure had been made to them. Safeguarding training was part of the provider’s essential training programme. Any risks to people’s health and welfare were assessed and management plans put in place to reduce or eliminate that risk. There were sufficient numbers of care staff employed to meet people’s needs. Each person supported by the complex care team had their own team of staff who had received person-specific training to ensure they could look after the person safely. There were safe recruitment procedures in place, pre-employment checks were robust and ensured only suitable workers were employed.

Where people were supported with their medicines this was done safely. Staff received safe administration of medicines training and their competency to support people properly was reviewed. The staff took appropriate measures to prevent and control any spread of infections.

The service people received was effective in meeting their needs. People’s needs were assessed prior to a service being delivered. This was to ensure the service had the capacity to meet their specific care needs. For those people with complex care needs, a staff team was recruited and led by a care manager (qualified nurse) and team leaders. Staff in all three teams were well trained and well supported by the management teams.

People were supported with meal preparation where this had been identified as one of their care and support needs. Care staff monitored those people where the risk of malnutrition and dehydration had been identified. People were supported to access any health care services they required.

People’s capacity to make decisions for themselves regarding their care and support was assessed and kept under review. The staff were aware of the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and understood their roles and responsibilities in supporting people to make their own choices and decisions.

People received a caring service and the staff treated them with kindness. The feedback we received fro

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 4 January 2019

The rating remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 4 January 2019

The rating remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 4 January 2019

The rating remains Good.

Responsive

Outstanding

Updated 4 January 2019

The service was exceptionally responsive to people�s care and support needs.

Well-led

Good

Updated 4 January 2019

The rating remains Good.