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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 13 August 2014
Date of Publication: 19 September 2014
Inspection Report published 19 September 2014 PDF


Inspection carried out on 13 August 2014

During an inspection looking at part of the service

At our last inspection on 20 February 2014 we found that the provider did not have effective recruitment and selection processes in place to ensure that all relevant checks and documentary evidence were obtained before staff began work. One staff member did not have two references on file that had been verified .We also found that Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for staff had not been recently updated as required.

Although Hepatitis B immunity status for clinical staff was checked to reduce the risk of cross infection, there were no other checks that the provider carried out to ensure staff were physically and mentally capable of performing their roles.

Following the inspection the provider wrote to us and told us that they would ensure all staff working for them had two written and verified references on file. They would request DBS checks for all staff working for them by 30 May 2014 .They were also introducing questions during staff appraisal to check the physical and mental health of staff.

During our follow up inspection we found that the provider had made some improvements. DBS checks were up to date for all staff and two verified references were now on file for staff. Staff appraisals now included a discussion on staff`s health and well-being, to ensure they were physically and mentally able to do their job.

You can see our judgements on the front page of this report.