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Moorlands Grange Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 March 2014
Date of Publication: 1 May 2014
Inspection Report published 01 May 2014 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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 21 March 2014 and talked with staff.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

When we visited the home in September 2013 we found that before people received any care or treatment they were not asked for their consent. We also found that where people did not have the capacity to consent, the provider did not act in accordance with legal requirements. We asked the provider to make improvements.

We went back on this inspection to check whether improvements had been made.

We looked at the care records for five people who lived at the home and found they all contained documentation to show each person had given their consent to the care and treatment they received at the home.

We looked at the care plan documentation in place at the home and saw it contained a section for the person to sign. In all five records we looked at we saw the person had signed this section which meant they had given their consent.

We spoke with one member of staff who told us there were also arrangements in place for people who may not have the mental capacity to give their consent. They told us a mental capacity assessment would be carried out and the staff would involve people's families or other health professionals if required. This would enable decisions to be made about the person's care which were in their best interests. In all five records we looked at we saw each person's mental capacity had been assessed in relation to receiving care at the home. This showed the provider complied with current requirements for people who were both able and unable to give consent for their care, treatment and support.