Consett Medical Centre now meets the standards required to carry on
After a visit from Care Quality Commission (CQC) in December, Consett Medical Centre now meets the standards needed in relation to cleanliness and infection control.
Consett Medical Centre was warned that id they did not improve the suspension of services or prosecution would be enforced.
Recent inspection of Consett Medical Centre now meets the standards needed in order for it to remain open. The report from the first inspection said that the medical centre met required services apart from the cleanliness issue.
There was a further second inspection carried out on March 10, 2014 and improvements had been made. CQC – accompanied by a specialist advisor – observed how people were cared for at the medical centre and spoke to staff there.
A nurse has been appointed as lead for infection control and there was a formal policy and monitoring system had been implemented.
The unclean baby mats tat were in consulting rooms and dirty toys in the waiting area had both been removed and replaced with new ones. As well as this, damaged chairs that were there when the first inspection took place had also been repaired.
When the first inspection was made in December, there was no spillage kit found. But the unannounced follow up visit found that there was now one and that there were certain procedures for the sharps box.
Concerns over hygiene standards had been sorted including clinical waste bins and training in infection control for all of Consett Medical Centre’s staff.
There has been a lot of progression and improvements made to Consett Medical Centre following the first original inspection. There is no risk to patients attending the medical centre regarding cleanliness and infection control. Consett Medical centre provides the best possible care for the 20,000 patients that it serves.