What were they doing wrong?

Marie Stopes clinics have suspended surgical abortions using anaesthetic or sedation for under-age girls and vulnerable women after following an unannounced inspection by Care Quality Commission inspectors who found patients could be at risk.

The CQC said that the 250 women a week who were booked in for terminations would be sent elsewhere to ‘make sure they were protected from potential harm’.

7 thoughts on “What were they doing wrong?”

  1. After a spate of deaths in the 80’s with dentists bungling anaesthesia, the rules on who, how and when anaesthesia can be used changed.

    I imagine that this is a case of Stopes’ safeguarding processes around anaesthesia being found deficient

  2. The CQC is obsessed with tick-box record-keeping, so my guess is that some of the paper trail was deemed inadequate. This might be evidence of some serious procedural failure, or it might simply be a bureaucratic regulator flexing its muscles.

  3. May be lack of staff on hand with the proper qualifications in case something goes wrong with the anaesthetic?

  4. @Theophrastus, August 20, 2016 at 8:52 am
    The CQC is obsessed with tick-box record-keeping, so my guess is that some of the paper trail was deemed inadequate. This might be evidence of some serious procedural failure, or it might simply be a bureaucratic regulator flexing its muscles.

    +1

    My bold and opinion.

    Cameron was advised by GMC and GDC to abolish Brown’s CQC before he became PM in 2010. Cameron, as always, showed them his x-ray showing no spine.

    Perhaps May will abolish the useless duplication of regulation enforcement quango.

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