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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's personal records, including medical records, should be accurate and kept safe and confidential (outcome 21)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Their personal records including medical records are accurate, fit for purpose, held securely and remain confidential.
  • Other records required to be kept to protect their safety and well being are maintained and held securely where required.

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 from the risks of unsafe or inappropriate care and treatment because accurate and appropriate records were maintained.

Reasons for our judgement

During our inspection on 19 February 2013, we found that the twice weekly medication checks were inaccurate and incomplete. During our inspection on 27 August 2013 we found that the medication checks were complete.

People’s personal records including medical records were accurate and fit for purpose. We looked at the records for 10 people who used the service. We found that the records included all the medical information, observations, prescriptions and advice that had been given. This meant that people’s personal records were accurate and fit for purpose.

People’s records were stored in locked cabinets in alphabetical order. This meant the records were kept securely and could be located promptly when needed.