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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 November 2013
Date of Publication: 13 December 2013
Inspection Report published 13 December 2013 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 carried out a visit on 8 November 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with staff.

We spoke to one person who used the service.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

There were effective recruitment and selection processes in place. Non clinical staff were interviewed by the practice manager and required to provide two references before an offer of employment was made.

Staff were required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check (formerly a Criminal Records Bureau check) before working at the clinic. Clinical staff were also required to provide evidence of their professional qualifications and registration. We were unable to view copies of staff files as they were held at the company’s head office, but we were given confirmation that appropriate checks were undertaken by head office staff.