List of Fundamental Standards
Below is a list of the fundamental standards, the standards are set against minimum expectations to anyone within the UK receiving care.
• Care and treatment must be appropriate and reflect service users’ needs and preferences.
• Service users must be treated with dignity and respect.
• Care and treatment must only be provided with consent.
• Care and treatment must be provided in a safe way.
• Service users must be protected from abuse and improper treatment.
• Service users’ nutritional and hydration needs must be met.
• All premises and equipment used must be clean, secure, suitable and used properly.
• Complaints must be appropriately investigated and appropriate action taken in response.
• Systems and processes must be established to ensure compliance with the fundamental standards. • Sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, competent, skilled and experienced staff must be deployed.
• Persons employed must be of good character, have the necessary qualifications, skills and experience, and be able to perform the work for which they are employed (fit and proper persons requirement).
• Registered persons must be open and transparent with service users about their care and treatment (the duty of candour).