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Teehey Lane Medical Centre - Dr. M Salahuddin Good

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 May 2014
Date of Publication: 17 June 2014
Inspection Report published 17 June 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 8 May 2014, talked with staff and reviewed information given to us by the provider.

Our judgement

People were cared for, or supported by, suitably qualified, skilled and experienced staff.

Reasons for our judgement

When we visited Teehey Lane Surgery in January 2014 the provider was not meeting this essential standard. We found that the people using the practice or its services could not always be assured that their health and welfare needs were met by staff that were able to do their job. This was because not all relevant checks had been carried out and recorded.

Following that inspection the provider put into place necessary actions to bring about improvements. The practice manager told us how processes had been put in place since our last inspection and what employment checks had been implemented. These checks would be used as standard for the appointment of any new staff prior to the person starting work at the practice.

We saw how staff files were maintained for those staff in post and the checks carried out since our last inspection. We looked in detail at five files relating to staff employed at the practice because we wanted to see how the practice made improvements in ensuring that employees were suitable to work in a primary medical service. We saw that there was photographic and other evidence of identity and a detailed employment history as required by the regulations.

Records confirmed that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check had been sought in relation to staff holding a clinical post. DBS checks help employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable people. This means that people's needs were met by staff who were suitable because appropriate checks had been carried out.