Ashford House

Long Lane
Middlesex TW19 7AZ

Telephone: (01784) 425810

Care Types: Care Home with NursingDementiaOlder People

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Last updated 12 May 2017
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection checked whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

This inspection took place on 08 March 2017 and was unannounced.

The inspection was carried out by three inspectors, a specialist advisor in nursing care and an expert-by-experience. An expert-by-experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.

Before the inspection we gathered information about the service by contacting the local and placing authorities. In addition, we reviewed records held by CQC which included notifications, complaints and any safeguarding concerns. A notification is information about important events which the service is required to send us by law. This enabled us to ensure we were addressing potential areas of concern at the inspection.

Before the inspection, the provider completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make.

As part of our inspection we spoke to eleven people and three relatives. We spoke to the registered manager, the deputy manager, the clinical lead, the regional operations manager and five members of staff. We observed how staff cared for people and worked together. We read care plans for seven people, medicines records and the records of accidents and incidents. We looked at mental capacity assessments and applications made to deprive people of their liberty.

We looked at three staff recruitment files and records of staff training and supervision. We saw records of quality assurance audits. We looked at a selection of policies and procedures and health and safety audits. We also looked at minutes of meetings of staff and residents.

Our last inspection was in January 2016 where we identified concerns with medicines management.

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