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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 September 2010 and 11 July 2011
Date of Publication: 3 February 2011
Inspection Report published 3 February 2011 PDF | 320.95 KB

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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 reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 14/09/2010, 11/07/2011, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

Overall, we found that the Churchill Hospital was meeting this essential standard.

User experience

This outcome is about ensuring that the provider has effective recruitment and selection processes in place and that relevant checks have been conducted on staff.

It also is about ensuring that staff are registered with the relevant professional regulator or professional body.

Staff employment files were not requested as part of this review. A few staff interviewed across the trust during the review reported that, when they first joined the trust, as part of the recruitment process they had been required to complete an application form and provide references, attended for an interview and was not able to start work until a Criminal Records Bureau check had been completed. The trust has human resources processes in place and no evidence was found to suggest any inappropriate recruitment or selection processes.

Other evidence

Unspecified