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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 12 February 2014
Date of Publication: 11 March 2014
Inspection Report published 11 March 2014 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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 12 February 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with staff.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

At our initial inspection in August 2013, we found minor concerns relating to this standard. We had found that people were not always protected against the risks associated with medicines because the provider did not have appropriate arrangements in place to ensure medicines were ordered in sufficient time.

We received an action plan in September 2013 that stated a weekly stock check would be introduced to identify any medication that needed to be renewed. We looked at the stock checking systems and saw weekly audits were now in place and people were receiving their medications in time.