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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11 May 2011
Date of Publication: 2 June 2011
Inspection Report published 2 June 2011 PDF | 148.1 KB

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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 reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 11/05/2011, checked the provider's records, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, reviewed information from people who use the service, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

We found systems and processes in place to ensure people who use services had received their medicines when they needed them and in a safe way. No gaps in assurance or areas of concern were identified during the assessment of this outcome for this location.

User experience

It was not possible to gain the direct views of people who use the service for this outcome.

Other evidence

The provider declared compliance with this outcome at this location at registration with CQC October 2010 and our quality and risk profile (QRP) was checked.

As part of the assessment of this location the provider submitted a ‘provider compliance assessment’ record for this outcome, which outlined in detail how it is currently meeting each part of the outcome. The providers ‘UK 2011 training plan’ demonstrated that a number of regional study days will be held on medicines management and record keeping this year.

We have no information that suggests there are areas of non compliance with this outcome.