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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 24 October 2013
Date of Publication: 21 November 2013
Inspection Report published 21 November 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 24 October 2013

During a routine inspection

We reviewed seven people's care records. We saw that people were supported to provide agreement to their care where this was required. Staff training and understanding of people's capacity to provide a valid consent meant that people were only provided with care and support that they had agreed to.

Reviews of people's care plans and records evidenced to us that people's care was based upon their assessed needs. We saw that regular reviews had been completed and that this was based on the health risks that each person had. People we spoke with confirmed to us that staff always treated them with dignity and respect. People were supported with their independence but only where this was safe to do so.

Medicines administration records (MAR) that we looked at were found to have been mostly completed without error or omission. Staff training in medicines administration meant that people were safely support to take their prescribed medication.

The records we reviewed demonstrated to us that the provider regularly sought the views of people who use the service. We also saw where, following accidents or incidents that appropriate action had been taken to prevent any reoccurrence. However, audits completed by the provider for the recording of the safe administration of three out of seven people's medication were not effective. Gaps in people's medication records were not explained and incorrect codes used for recording medication administration were not identified.