Incontinence: Health Services:Written question - 7839

Asked by Rosie Cooper
(West Lancashire)

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Asked on: 17 July 2015
Department of Health
Incontinence: Health Services
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that the Care Quality Commission's regulatory standards include verification of continence care treatment standards in (a) hospitals and (b) care homes.
Answered by: Jane Ellison
Answered on: 07 September 2015

Lack of adequate continence care could breach a number of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) fundamental standards; for example that people:

- must have care and treatment that is tailored to them and meets their needs and preferences;

- are treated with dignity and respect at all times whilst receiving care and treatment; and

- do not suffer any form of abuse or improper treatment, including neglect or degrading treatment, while receiving care.

The CQC considers continence as part of inspections wherever appropriate. If a specific concern over continence care was raised, the inspection would focus on this issue in greater detail.

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