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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 15 September 2011
Date of Publication: 19 October 2011
Inspection Report published 19 October 2011 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

Our judgement

Medication management is effective and safe and ensures people living in the home receive medication as prescribed.

User experience

There were no specific comments made by people who use the service with regards to this outcome.

Other evidence

At the last review medication administered was sometimes not signed for, audits had not noted this and staff were not familiar with the reason some medications were taken. On this review medication management was much improved. Medication records were examined and showed that all entries had been signed for by the member of staff giving the medicine out and that where an individual had refused medicines or medicines were not given coded reasons were written on the reverse of the MAR sheet. Each shift audited the previous shifts medicine giving and any discrepancies were bought to the attention of the deputy manager or manager straight away.

A new system for keeping a check on changes in medicines such as GP changes or ordering, had been started which was helping to make sure that all medication records were kept up to date. There was detailed information about all medication used in the home and staff knew what the medication was for.