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Yewtree Care Limited t/a Yewtree Nursing Home Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 September 2012
Date of Publication: 1 October 2012
Inspection Report published 1 October 2012 PDF

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

People were protected against the risks associated with medicines because the provider had appropriate arrangements in place to manage medicines.

The provider was meeting this standard.

User experience

We spoke with people in the home however many of the people that lived at Yewtrees were unable to tell us about their experiences.

We observed people receiving their medication on time and we inspected medicine storage and documentation.

Other evidence

Appropriate arrangements were in place in relation to obtaining, recording, administering, safe keeping and disposing of prescribed medicine.

We were shown where medication was being been stored. There were appropriate storage facilities for all prescribed medication including controlled drugs. There were not any controlled drugs in the home at that time. A drugs fridge was available, there was not any refrigerated drugs at the time of the visit.

We were told that that all staff had received relevant training and that included training by the dietician on PEG feeding.

We examined medication records. We noted that medication that had been received, administered and disposed of had been appropriately recorded. Medication administration records were up to date. The home held medication policies and procedures which staff could consult.

A self medication assessment was available. There were not any people self medicating.

We discussed the administration of ‘as required’ medication that had been prescribed for intermittent use. This was being managed correctly. We saw that care records for people prescribed medication for short periods to treat a specific condition, for example, cellulitis or a chest infection, were in place.