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CQC rates Impact Medical Ltd inadequate

On 3 August 2022, the CQC rated Impact Medical Ltd, inadequate (special measures). It is a private medical provider delivering shockwave therapy (for treatment of kidney stones) for NHS and private patients. The inspection report highlights a number of issues including the need to obtain and record consent properly: ‘Staff did not support patients to make informed decisions about their care and treatment. They did not follow national guidance to gain patients’ consent or know how to support patients who lacked capacity or were experiencing mental ill health to make their own decisions.’

‘The service must ensure that consent is obtained and recorded in line with the relevant consent and decision-making requirements of legislation and guidance, including the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act 2005...’ Download the report from here.

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