A BABY scanning studio has hit out at a critical new report which rated it as inadequate.

Precious Glimpse, in Hammerton Street, Burnley, was given the rating following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection in August.

The private clinic, which is a 2D, 3D, 4D and HD Live baby scanning studio, was told that its staff did not have the right qualifications, skills, training and experience to keep patients safe from avoidable harm and to provide the right care.

In the recently published report into the inspection, inspectors also said the clinic did not provide mandatory training in key skills for all staff and did not ensure everyone completed it.

Watchdogs also said it did not ensure staff had completed necessary employment checks for new staff, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

However, the clinic which has 11 employees and performed nearly 3,000 scans between July 2018 and July this year, said it was ‘disappointed’ by the rating, which it said was down to ‘tick lists and paperwork.’

Managing directors Jessica Henderson and Michael Boyle said: “Precious Glimpse was recently inspected by the CQC at our Burnley premises.

“We were very disappointed to find out this was rated ‘inadequate’ by the board.

“The reason for this was purely down to tick lists and paperwork as background checks, CVs, and character references were not stored by ourselves for each member of staff.

“As a business we currently have 11 employees all of which are either family or friends of family and we wasn’t aware that this information was necessary.

“We have been open for over three years now and we have thousands and thousands of five star reviews.

“I would like to stress that our process has never harmed or hurt anybody and that this information required has been submitted and accepted.”

“Our report shows good in the care of our customers and all our customers leave very happy with our service as we strive to give that special experience.”

The report rates the clinic as inadequate for safety and leadership, as requires improvement for its responsiveness, and good for its care.

Precious Glimpse also has clinics based in Oldham, Saltaire and Leeds.