You are here

Archived: Paddington Medicentre

All reports

Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 26 November 2012
Date of Publication: 1 December 2012
Inspection Report published 1 December 2012 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 carried out a visit on 26 November 2012, talked with staff and received feedback from people using comment cards.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed. People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

There were effective systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection. There were infection control and prevention policies and procedures in place to guide staff. These were available on the provider’s intranet. Staff confirmed that they had received infection control training.

The provider had contracts in place for the appropriate disposal of clinical waste and sharp items. We saw that clinical waste was stored and disposed of safely. Each room had a cleaning schedule and practitioners were responsible for maintaining clean and hygienic surfaces and equipment. The centre was cleaned daily. We saw that the centre was clean and well maintained.

All instruments used in the centre were single use and were not reused so that no decontamination of instruments was required. We saw that staff working in the centre wore appropriate protective clothing when needed.