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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17 January 2013
Date of Publication: 13 February 2013
Inspection Report published 13 February 2013 PDF

Staff should be properly trained and supervised, and have the chance to develop and improve their skills (outcome 14)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by competent staff.

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 17 January 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff and received feedback from people using comment cards.

Our judgement

People were cared for by staff who were supported to deliver care and treatment safely and to an appropriate standard.

Reasons for our judgement

Staff received appropriate professional development. Most medical staff who worked at the Cardiac screen limited also worked within the NHS. These staff had their annual appraisal performed at their NHS place of work. One doctor did not work for the NHS. He completed his appraisal via the Federation of independent practitioner organisations. The registered clinical manager was informed of the appraisals, but did not keep a record of them.

The registered clinical manager showed us a record of the annual mandatory training she had attended. These included infection control, fire, health and safety, safeguarding and basic life support training. She told me the biochemist worked at another organisation where she undertook her mandatory training. The biochemist had shown the registered clinical manager her certificates.