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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 20 March 2014
Date of Publication: 18 April 2014
Inspection Report published 18 April 2014 PDF | 62.89 KB


Inspection carried out on 20 March 2014

During an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

There were 16 people living in the service at this inspection. We looked at all of the medicine administration records and randomly selected six people’s records to check that medicines had been given as prescribed. We also looked at how the service stored and managed medicines.

One person who looked after their medicines told us, ‘’I am happy looking after my medicines. I know what they are all for’’. We found that the service enabled people to manage their own medicines following a risk assessment process.

A pharmacist from NHS Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) visited the home from January to February 2014 to support the service with safe medicine management. We were shown a copy of their last report dated 12 February 2014 which stated, ‘service users can be confident that medication systems allow safe, timely and consistent access to their medications and the provider demonstrates good insight into managing their medication systems’. The Manager told us that systems for medicine management had improved. This included undertaking regular checks on medicine records to identify any problems and to ensure staff followed safe medicine procedures. At this inspection, we found improvements had been undertaken with arrangements in place to ensure that medicines were managed safely.