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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 by staff who are properly qualified and able to do their job (outcome 12)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by staff who are fit, appropriately qualified and are physically and mentally able to do their job.

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, or supported by, suitably qualified, skilled and experienced staff.

Reasons for our judgement

People who worked for the company were appropriately trained to carry out their roles.

Prior to starting work for the company we saw people were required to complete an application form and provide the names of people who could act as referees on their behalf.

We saw references and qualifications were checked and before starting work were subject to a police check. This Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously Criminal Records Bureau) is used to ensure people employed by the service were of good character and had not been prevented from working with vulnerable adults.

We looked at the records of two members of staff. We saw the provider carried out risk assessments before they employed people. These risk assessments were used to ensure people who used the service were not cared for by people the employer had deemed to be unsuitable.

We saw all staff working in clinics were trained phlebotomists (trained to take blood from people). We saw the provider provided training for people who had no experience but also provided annual training updates to ensure people’s skills were kept current.

All staff working for the company were provided with training appropriate to their roles but they were given safeguarding training. We saw staff were trained to identify signs that vulnerable people may display in their speech and behaviour.

All these measures meant people who used the service were protected from the risks of inappropriate care because staff were properly trained in their roles.