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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 February 2013
Date of Publication: 13 March 2013
Inspection Report published 13 March 2013 PDF | 80.49 KB

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 21 February 2013, talked with carers and / or family members and received feedback from people using comment cards.

Our judgement

Where people did not have the capacity to consent, the provider acted in accordance with legal requirements.

Reasons for our judgement

Before people received any care or treatment they were asked for their consent and the provider acted in accordance with their wishes.

We were shown two different consent forms, one for adults and one for children, the consent forms conformed to legal requirements. Consent for children had to be given by both parents, prior to the procedure being carried out. We spoke to parents who advised us that they were asked to give consent for the procedure, had to sign the form and received a detailed explanation of side effects and complications. We also overheard a member of staff discussing consent with one parent.