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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 27 January 2012
Date of Publication: 13 February 2012
Inspection Report published 13 February 2012 PDF

The service should have quality checking systems to manage risks and assure the health, welfare and safety of people who receive care (outcome 16)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Benefit from safe quality care, treatment and support, due to effective decision making and the management of risks to their health, welfare and safety.

How this check was done

Our judgement

The registered manager demonstrated that laser equipment was regularly serviced, risks were being appropriately assessed and managed and that the quality of the service was effectively monitored.

User experience

On this occasion we did not speak to people about this outcome area.

Other evidence

A Laser Protection Adviser contract was in place. The registered manager is General Practitioner and the Expert Medical Practitioner overseen by the Laser Protection Adviser.

The registered manager showed us a report from a Laser Protection Adviser completed on the 17/03/11. The Laser Protection Adviser recorded that the management of laser and Intense Pulse-Light safety was excellent, as is compliance with the relevant outcomes of the Care Quality Commission essential standards of quality and safety, other legislation and with guidance given in MHRA Device Bulletin DB2008(03).

The registered manager showed us risk assessments and control measures for laser equipment used at the service. Laser equipment servicing records showed that all equipment was up to date with servicing.

The registered manager also showed evidence that weekly fire safety checks and fire alarm servicing had been carried out at the premises.