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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 13 November 2012
Date of Publication: 4 December 2012
Inspection Report published 4 December 2012 PDF

People's personal records, including medical records, should be accurate and kept safe and confidential (outcome 21)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Their personal records including medical records are accurate, fit for purpose, held securely and remain confidential.
  • Other records required to be kept to protect their safety and well being are maintained and held securely where required.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we have gathered about The Priory Hospital North London, looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 13 November 2012 and observed how people were being cared for. We talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

We were accompanied by a Mental Health Act commissioner who met with patients who are detained or receiving supervised community treatment under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Our judgement

Young people were protected from the risks of unsafe or inappropriate care and treatment because accurate and appropriate records were maintained.

Reasons for our judgement

We carried out this unannounced inspection to check whether the provider had made improvements following an inspection of the service in May 2012. At the inspection in May 2012 we found that the records of a young person detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 were inaccurate and proof of their lawful detention in the hospital could not be located promptly.

On this inspection we were provided with the records of a young person detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983. The records contained all necessary documentation to show that the young person was legally detained in the hospital.