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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 23 January 2014
Date of Publication: 5 March 2014
Inspection Report published 05 March 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 23 January 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with staff.

Our judgement

The provider acted in accordance with legal requirements to obtain consent.

Reasons for our judgement

Appropriate measures were in place to obtain people’s consent to process the samples sent to the laboratory.

We found evidence that consent was provided by the medical practitioner who sent the sample to the laboratory for processing on the initial request form that was provided with the sample. If for any reason the signed consent was not present, the laboratory contacted the hospital for consent prior to undertaking any work.

We were told by staff that if a professional requests any information from the laboratory regarding a sample, consent was sought by the laboratory from the original medical practitioner who requested the sample to be analysed before any information is released.