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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 15 February 2011
Date of Publication: 4 March 2011
Inspection Report published 4 March 2011 PDF

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People should be given the medicines they need when they need them, and in a safe way (outcome 9)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Will have their medicines at the times they need them, and in a safe way.
  • Wherever possible will have information about the medicine being prescribed made available to them or others acting on their behalf.

How this check was done

Our judgement

We found systems and processes in place to ensure people who use services had received their medicines when they needed them and in a safe way. No gaps in assurance or areas of concern were identified during the assessment of this outcome for this location.

User experience

On the site visit patients we asked patients about medicines handling. Two patients explained they were on regular medications and that they had received them at a time they would normally take them at home.

Other evidence

The provider declared compliance with this outcome at this location at registration with CQC October 2010.

The hospital manager acts as the controlled drugs accountable officer who actively participates in the NHS Sheffield controlled drugs local intelligence network meetings, which are attended by ourselves. Reports are regularly submitted to the network who share with us. No concerning information is currently held regarding the management of controlled drugs.

As part of the assessment of this location the provider submitted a 'provider compliance assessment' record for this outcome. The hospital set out information, which explained in detail how this outcome was being met, with references to supporting evidence. It is not possible to outline all the information provided but we found a range of processes are in place to meet this outcome with no identified gaps in assurance when this self assessment was reviewed.

The hospital also voluntarily provided additional supporting evidence to demonstrate compliance with this outcome. For example, Samples of completed audits were provided regarding the monitoring of antibiotic prescribing and monthly CD monitoring. Both audits made recommendations.