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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 20 September 2012
Date of Publication: 30 October 2012
Inspection Report published 30 October 2012 PDF | 77 KB

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 20 September 2012 and talked with staff.

Our judgement

Staff were supported to deliver care and treatment safely and to an appropriate standard.

Reasons for our judgement

The provider had a system in place to ensure all staff received an induction into their role. Records we looked at showed that staff also had their competency checked for all procedures they carried out, this included direct supervision of these procedures by the training manager.

The staff files we looked at showed that information was held on each person’s academic and professional qualifications, induction, training, supervision and annual appraisal.

We examined the provider’s quality manual. This showed that the staff working in the laboratory that were required to be registered in accordance with legislation needed to provide proof each year that they remained registered. We saw how the pathology manager had ensured that these checks were being carried out.

The provider may find it useful to note that there were no vaccination records for staff working in the laboratory. This would not ensure that health surveillance and immunisation arrangements were sufficient.