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Archived: Bluecrest Health Screening Also known as Buttercup Health Limited

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 4, 10 March 2014
Date of Publication: 3 April 2014
Inspection Report published 03 April 2014 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 4 March 2014 and 10 March 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

We saw staff working at screening clinics were provided with Personal Protective Equipment. This included disposable gloves, disposable aprons and hand hygiene gel.

Prior to tests being carried out we saw staff used disposable wipes to clean equipment, including examination benches and scales. We saw equipment was cleaned in front of customers and before each new customer. This meant the risks of infection were minimised because equipment was cleaned regularly.

We saw staff working for the company took blood for testing. We saw staff used reusable tourniquets for this purpose. (Tourniquets are adjustable straps that are used to control circulation while blood is taken.) In order to reduce the risks of cross contamination staff had several straps to fit tourniquets which they were able to change throughout the day.

We saw clinics had appropriate sharps boxes which were correctly assembled and disposed of when used. We saw syringes were individually wrapped and were opened in front of people who used the service when they were ready to be used.

We spoke with two of the staff working in clinics and both told us they were given a good supply of personal protective equipment which they used daily. Staff told us they changed all the disposable equipment after every customer and equipment was taken from the clinics when they were finished.

All these measures meant the risks of infection were minimised because the provider had taken steps to ensure equipment was clean and correctly disposed of.