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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 27 January 2011
Date of Publication: 21 March 2011
Inspection Report published 21 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 that the service handles medicines safely and appropriately.

User experience

People who use the service were asked how they feel about it and the staff who look after them. Their comments include “ they tailor care around my needs", "they involve me and know what my needs are", and "they really look after me".

A relative was positive about the service and said the staff were "good" and "kind".

Other evidence

The service told us that it has procedures in place for managing the medication of people who use the service. These procedures also inform staff about their responsibilities when supporting people with their medication. The service completes staff training to ensure that this happens. 97% of staff has completed medication training.

During our visit to the service we examined a sample of care records and found that they have plans in place to encourage and support people to take their medication, and it is appropriately recorded.