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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 24 September 2013
Date of Publication: 4 October 2013
Inspection Report published 04 October 2013 PDF | 72.75 KB

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 24 September 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a specific way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

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

We looked at the management of medicines in the home.

We found that appropriate arrangements were in place in relation to medicines ordering, receipt, administration and recording. The medicines administration records were clearly presented to show the treatment people had received. Audits of medication and recording were in place to assist the manager in identifying any errors which may occur so that action could be taken quickly.