Every month care homes, clinics, and other health services are inspected by the Quality Care Commission.

Services are subject to an inspection and depending on what type of review it is, it will be rated on five questions: Is the service safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led?

Here is a roundup of all the latest inspections on services around Southampton.

Dirty laundry

Oakwood Residential Home on West End Road in Bitterne was found to have large cobwebs around the windows, visibly dirty laundry and mops in unclean water and has been rated inadequate by inspectors.

The report said: “There were areas of the home that were not clean, the laundry was visibly dirty, large cobwebs around windows and some carpeted areas were worn and in need of a deep clean."

The report added: "For instance, mops were found in dirty water and not stored in line with guidance, mop heads that were black with dirt were being used, and clinical bins within the toilets were not pedal operated.”

The manager has said staff at the home - for elderly people and those with dementia - are working together so that changes can be made.

Clinic prescribing diabetes drugs for patients to lose weight 

Rejuvenate Aesthetics Clinic was found to be prescribing a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes to patients looking to lose weight.

Inspectors found staff were not always prescribing and administering medicines in line with national guidance.

Inspectors found injections of Semaglutide (under the brand name of Ozempic) were prescribed to promote weight loss, even though the drug is not licensed for use as a weight loss treatment in the UK.

The clinic was also found to be prescribing Kenalog injections to treat hay fever.

This drug is no longer used by the NHS for this purpose due to the risk of serious side effects.

When contacted by the Echo, Jasmine Smith, manager at the clinic, said: “Patient safety and satisfaction are our primary considerations, so we welcome any feedback which means we can achieve the very highest standards in our industry.

People at risk of 'avoidable harm'

Telegraph Road care home in West End, run by Achieve Together Limited, was given a ‘requires improvement’ rating after being judged by inspectors as “not safe” as people were “at risk of avoidable harm”.

The report highlighted that staff did not always follow people’s choking risk management plans to ensure people would eat and drink safely.

Concerns were also raised relating to the quality of the care plans and risk assessments.

The Daily Echo approached Achieve Together Limited but did not receive a response.

Care home 'overjoyed' after 'Good' rating

Riann Care, a care agency on Bitterne Road is “overjoyed” after being given a new ‘Good’ rating.

The regulator said that all three areas of safety, effectiveness and good leadership, which were previously rated as requiring improvement have all been judged as ‘Good’.

A spokesperson for the agency said it is “proud” of the latest result from the inspection.