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Warwick Park Care Home Requires improvement

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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 1 November 2019

About the service

Warwick Park Care Home is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to 50 older people. At the time of our inspection, 39 people were living at the service.

People’s experience of using this service

People told us they felt safe, supported and were happy living at Warwick Park Care Home. Staff were kind, caring and treated people with dignity and respect.

At our last inspection we found the provider was failing to ensure they were doing all that is reasonably practicable to manage and mitigate risks. At this inspection we found improvements were still required as people were not always protected from risks associated with their health needs, life style choices, medicines and the environment.

Medicines managed by the service were stored and administered safely and appropriately by staff who had been trained and assessed as competent to do so. However, we found some aspects of medicines recording could be improved and have recommended the provider update their practice in some areas of medicines management to incorporate current best practice.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives; however, we have recommended that the registered manager reviews all documentation and guidance relating to how staff record best interests’ decisions.

Quality assurance and governance systems were in place to assess, monitor, and improve the quality and safety of the services provided. However, we found the systems in place had not been undertaken robustly, therefore had not identified that some records were not complete or up to date. We have recommended the provider undertakes a review of the effectiveness of the systems and processes in place.

People had confidence in the registered manager and told us the home was well managed. There was an open culture where people, relatives and staff were encouraged to provide feedback. Staff felt they received a good level of support and could contribute to the running of the home.

People's privacy and dignity was respected, their independence promoted, they had access to healthcare professionals when required and were supported to maintain a balanced healthy diet.

People were protected from potential abuse by staff who had received training and were confident in raising concerns. There was a thorough recruitment process in place that checked potential staff were safe to work with people who may be vulnerable by their circumstances.

Other risks were well managed. Risks had been identified, in relation to people’s care needs such as mobility and skin care, and action had been taken to minimise these.

Warwick Park Care Home was clean, and people were protected from the risk and/or spread of infection as staff had access to personal protective equipment (PPE).

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection and update

The last rating for this service was ‘Requires Improvement’ (published on 21 August 2018). The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve. At this inspection we found not enough improvement had been made and the provider was still in breach of regulations.

The service remains rated requires improvement. This was the second consecutive inspection where the service has been rated as 'requires improvement'. Prior to this the service was rated inadequate.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.


We have identified a breach of regulation in relation to safe care and treatment. We have also made recommendations in relation to medicines and the recording of best interests decisions.

Please see the action we have told the provider to take at the end of this report.

Follow up

We will meet with the provider following this report being published to discuss how they will make changes to ensure they improve their rating to at least goo

Inspection areas


Requires improvement

Updated 1 November 2019

The service was not always safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 1 November 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 1 November 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 1 November 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our Responsive findings below.


Requires improvement

Updated 1 November 2019

The service was not always well-led.

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.