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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 27 August 2013
Date of Publication: 20 September 2013
Inspection Report published 20 September 2013 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 27 August 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We 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

During our inspection on 19 February 2013 we found that the instructions on how to take medication were not clear. During our inspection on 27 August 2013 we found that people received medication that was clearly labelled and received written information about the medicines.

Appropriate arrangements were in place in relation to obtaining medicine. We looked at the records for ordering, receiving and payment of medicines. We found that the records demonstrated that the medicines that were ordered were checked upon receipt and payment was made.

Appropriate arrangements were in place in relation to the recording of medicine. We found that all prescribed medicines, their batch numbers and expiry dates were recorded within people’s notes.

Medicines were prescribed and given to people appropriately. We looked at the records for 10 people and found that medicines were only prescribed to people who were found to be suitable. We saw evidence of people requesting medication which was declined due to their medical suitability. This meant that the provider ensured that medications were only given to people who were medically suitable.