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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 12, 13 June 2013
Date of Publication: 25 July 2013
Inspection Report published 25 July 2013 PDF

People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Providers of services comply with the requirements of regulation 12, with regard to the Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

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 12 June 2013 and 13 June 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff and reviewed information given to us by the provider.

We looked at all the information we hold aboutSynexus Thames Valley Clinical Research Centre.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed. People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

There were effective systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection. People we spoke with told us they had visited the service on a number of occasions and found the premises and equipment were very clean. We looked around several areas of the centre and found it to be clean. We saw the centre’s facilities were modern and well maintained with appropriate floor and surface covering. We saw that checks on cleanliness were carried out and the outcomes recorded.

Staff told us about the cleaning procedures in place in both scanning rooms following usage by each person. There were hand washing sinks and liquid soaps in all the consultation rooms and in one of the two scan rooms. Alcohol gel for maintaining hand hygiene was available in the consultation and scan rooms. There were gloves for staff to use when they provided treatment.

Staff we spoke with demonstrated good knowledge and awareness of their responsibilities for infection prevention and control. They said they had received training on infection prevention and control. This was confirmed in the staff training records we looked at.