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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 9 July 2013
Date of Publication: 2 August 2013
Inspection Report published 02 August 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 9 July 2013

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We carried out this follow up inspection on 09 July 2013 to check whether the service had made improvements to become compliant in relation to the essential standards for management of medicines, requirements relating to workers, staffing and record keeping.

During our inspection in April 2013, we had found that the provider was not compliant with these essential standards. Concerns relating to safe medicines management were identified and a specialist review of the safe handling of medicines was carried out on 30 April 2013. In addition there were recording errors made in the Medication Administration Record charts.

The provider did not have an effective recruitment procedure in place to assure people's safety and to ensure that staff working at the home worked in line with their permitted number of hours in accordance with restrictions placed on their UK Border Agency Clearance visas. We also found that there were not enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people's care needs and that staff had been working long hours without an adequate break between shifts. We further noted that the recruitment records had not been maintained appropriately.

During this follow-up inspection, we found that the provider was now meeting these essential standards of quality and safety.