Cqc Inspection Audit

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CQC Inspection Audit

Safety

1. Systems, processes and practices keep people safe and safeguarded from abuse.


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2. Safety and safeguarding systems, processes and practices are developed, implemented and communicated to staff.


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3. People are protected from discrimination (any abuse or cause of psychological).


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4. Safety is promoted in recruitment practice, arrangements in place to support staff, disciplinary procedures, and ongoing checks carried out.


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5. Staff receive effective training in safety systems, processes and practices.


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6. Staff understand their responsibilities and adhere to safeguarding policies and procedures.


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7. If arrangements for using bank, agency and locum are made, you ensure staff keep people safe at all times.


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8. Comprehensive risk assessments are carried out for people who use services and risk management plans are developed in line with the national guidance.


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9. Impact on safety is assessed and monitored when carrying out changes to the service or the staff.


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10. Residents have individual care records present (including clinical data, written and managed).


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11. All staff ensure the proper and safe use of medicines.


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12. Medicines are appropriately prescribed, administered and supplied to residents.


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13. Care home ensures that residents receive their medicines as intended and recorded appropriately.


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14. Residents' medicines are regularly reviewed, including the use of ‘when required’ medicines.


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15. Care home ensures that residents' behaviour is not controlled by excessive or inappropriate use of medicines.


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Effective

1. Lessons are learned and improvements are made when things go wrong.


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2. Technology and equipment is used to enhance the delivery of effective care and treatment and to support residents' independence.


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3. Staff are aware of the MHA Code of Practice and the rights of residents are protected by the Mental Health Act 1983.


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4. Information about the outcomes of residents' care and treatment are routinely collected and monitored.


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5. Care home ensures that staff have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and support.


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6. Residents have their assessed needs, preferences and choices met by staff with the right skills and knowledge


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7. Staff are encouraged and given opportunities to develop.


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8. Poor or variable staff performance is identified and managed.


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9. All staff, including those in different teams, services and organisations are involved in assessing, planning and delivering appropriate care and treatment.


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10. Those residents who may need extra support are identified.


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11. Residents are empowered and supported to manage their own health, care and wellbeing and to maximise their independence.


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12. Consent to care and treatment is always sought in line with legislation and guidance.


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13. Staff understand the relevant consent and decision making requirements of legislation and guidance (including the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Children’s Acts 1989/2004).


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14. The process for seeking consent is monitored and reviewed to ensure it meets legal requirements and follows relevant national guidance.


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Caring

1. Care home ensures that people are treated with kindness, respect, and compassion and that they are given emotional support when needed.


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2. Staff understand and respect the personal, cultural, social and religious needs of people and how these may relate to care needs.


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3. Staff take the time to interact with people who use the service and those close to them in a respectful and considerate manner.


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4. Staff show an encouraging, sensitive and supportive attitude to people who use services and those close to them.


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5. Staff raise concerns about disrespectful, discriminatory or abusive behaviour or attitudes.


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6. Residents are given appropriate and timely support and information to cope emotionally with their care, treatment or condition.


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7. Residents are empowered and supported, to use and link with support networks and advocacy, so that it will have a positive impact on their health, care and wellbeing.


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8. Residents' privacy, dignity and independence is respected and promoted.


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9. Care home and staff make sure that people’s privacy and dignity needs are understood and always respected.


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10. Saff respond in a compassionate, timely and appropriate way when people experience physical pain, discomfort or emotional distress.


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11. Residents are assured that information about them is treated confidentially in a way that complies with the Data Protection Act.


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Responsive

1. Residents receive personalised care that is responsive to their needs.


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2. Facilities and premises are appropriate for the services that are delivered.


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3. Care home identifies and meets the information and communication needs of people with a disability or sensory loss.


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4. Residents are supported during referral, transfer between services and discharge.


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5. Reasonable adjustments are made so that residents with a disability can access and use services on an equal basis to others.


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6. Care home takes into account the particular needs and choices of different residents.


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7. Residents with the most urgent needs have their care and treatment prioritised.


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8. Residents' concerns and complaints are listened and responded to and used to improve the quality of care.


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9. Residents who use the service know how to make a complaint or raise concerns.


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10. Is it easy for individuals to use the complaints process or raise a concern?


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11. Are complaints effectively handled (ensure openness and transparency, confidentiality, regular updates for the complainant, a timely response and explanation of the outcome, and a formal record)?


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12. Are individuals who raise concerns or complaints protected from discrimination, harassment or disadvantage?


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