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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 April 2013
Date of Publication: 24 April 2013
Inspection Report published 24 April 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 2 April 2013

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We had made a compliance action in relation to regulation 13 'management of medicines' at our inspection on 22 January 2013. The provider had supplied an acceptable action plan and we visited the service today to assess compliance with the regulation.

We did not speak with people that used the service about receiving their medication and we were unable to observe medication being administered. However, we looked at medication storage, systems for administering, disposing of and recording of medication and we assessed the secure handling of controlled drugs. We found systems to be very well managed and recorded.

We found that staff had received updated training in medication handling and there had been a major re-organisation of the medication room. This resulted in people having their medication reviewed by their GP, all medication being stored in locked facilities, all excessive medication stocks being returned to the pharmacist and a complete clearance of unnecessary items from the medication room. Staff told us they had found the management of medication much easier and more organised since the clearance of the medication room and the reviewing of peoples' medication needs.