Highest quality of care to each of our clients
Life Works, part of Priory, aspires to deliver the highest quality care to each and every one of our clients.
We expect all of our employees to deliver the highest standards of treatment; this is supported by a culture of being open, delivering evidence-based practice and facilitating continuous learning and improvement opportunities for our staff. We aspire to be world-class and a beacon of good practice for other rehabilitation centres by being transparent about safety, quality, compliance and governance.
Our services are safe and effectively regulated. We measure our success by providing objective, quantitative and auditable data that measures outcomes, effectiveness and client experience to continuously drive improvement.
At Life Works, we work in an open and transparent way and are dedicated to ensuring that we learn from any incidents which may occur, offer speedy resolution and effectively manage all risk. We do this via our robust incident reporting, complaints, risk register, and risk assessment processes.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place, to support our safety agenda. These include:
- Health and safety
- Infection control
- Data protection
- IT incidents
- Risk management strategy
- Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences (RIDDOR)
- Fire safety
- First aid
- Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
- Manual handling
- Safety of disabled and temporarily disabled staff
- Major incident
Quality and assurance
Our clinical teams are supported by a corporate assurance function that includes an internal inspection team. This enables our services to be safe and appropriately regulated, and also enhances the effectiveness of services and care that we can provide. This approach ensures that the high levels of treatment that we expect are delivered.
Achieving positive experiences and outcomes for our clients and staff is at the heart of everything that we do, and defines our approach to quality.
Our priorities for driving quality at Life Works are to:
- Exceed national standards of care
- Improve outcomes for our clients
- Deliver safe and secure services
- Ensure a positive experience of care for each of our clients
- Invest in our staff through education and training
- Ensure that our policies and procedures are up to date and evidence-based
Our promise at Life Works is to deliver the highest standards of care and treatment for the people that we support. However, we are also required by law to demonstrate how we implement this promise in practice, and to show that we can achieve consistently high standards across all of our services.
Life Works is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which reports on health and adult social care services in England. Our current CQC rating is ‘good’, demonstrating that we are able to deliver high quality, person-centred care to each and every one of our clients.
However, delivering the best possible outcomes for our clients is about more than simply satisfying the requirements of the regulators - it’s about leading for improvement. Our commitment to our clients is to be a market leader in innovation and best practice, which is achieved by following the latest guidance and evidence that is available within our sector. This is why our safety, quality and compliance processes are structured in such a way as to allow us to meet and exceed these requirements.
Governance at Priory
As part of Priory, we are committed to providing high quality services through a robust corporate and clinical governance framework. We nurture a culture of continuous quality improvement that moves beyond compliance and focuses on delivering excellent care and support to those people who are patients, pupils or residents in our hospitals, homes and schools.
Our approach to organisational governance plays an essential role in ensuring that we work together to deliver safe, effective and well-managed services.
For more information on our approach to governance across Priory, please click here.