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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 23 October 2012
Date of Publication: 18 January 2013
Inspection Report published 18 January 2013 PDF

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 23 October 2012, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

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 arrangements in place to ensure that people who were using the service received medicines as prescribed for them, safely and appropriately.

We found that medicines were stored securely for the protection of people who use the service. The temperature of the areas used to store medicines was monitored most days and the temperatures recorded were within recommended guidelines.

The medication administration records for eight people were viewed. In general the records viewed were seen to be well maintained detailing medication received into the service and medication administered. The provider may find it useful to note that there were a small number of unexplained omissions giving no indication of whether people had received their medicines or not, and if not, the reason why was not recorded.

We found that PRN (as and when required) medication protocols were in place so as to ensure these medicines were used appropriately.

The staff training records showed that all staff who administers medication had received suitable training and had been regularly assessed as to their continued competence to administer medication.