Inspection on 16/06/09 for Northway House Residential Home Limited
Also see our care home review for Northway House Residential Home Limited for more information
This inspection was carried out on 16th June 2009.
CQC found this care home to be providing an Good service.
The inspector found no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 4 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
The focus of this inspection was to follow up on concerns which had been raised directly with the Commission.
What the care home could do better:
The home ensure that staffing levels are adequate to the needs of people currently using the service though it has been recommended that these are reviewed around the tea time period. The home`s staff recruitment procedures are generally good. It has again been recommended that where an employee commenced employment on a POVAFirst pending a full CRB, there is documented evidence that the employee is fully aware of all restrictions imposed on them during that period and that they will be supervised at all times. Systems need to be in place so that the staff member responsible for supervising the employee is clearly identified. This was also recommended at the last inspection. The registered person must ensure that appropriate systems are in place so that staff receive formal supervision at least six times a year as we found no evidence that this was taking place. Staffs` training needs should also be identified at supervisions. We examined six staff recruitment and training files and found that an induction programme had not been fully completed for a member of staff who was employed over six months ago. It has been required that this is addressed. The home`s procedures for the management and administration of peoples medicationrequires some improvements. Medication must be administered in accordance with the prescriber`s instructions, hand written entries on MAR charts need to be confirmed with two staff signatures, the amount actually administered for a prescribed variable dose must be recorded and the amount of medicines received into the home should be recorded to enable a clear audit trail.