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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 22 July 2011
Date of Publication: 19 September 2011
Inspection Report published 19 September 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

The provider is meeting this essential standard because people who use the service get their medication when they need it.

User experience

We did not specifically ask people about this outcome area.

Other evidence

We observed a medicines round taking place and we noted that the staff were able to concentrate of that aspect of their work without interruptions. We saw a member of the nursing staff who was interrupted by a resident to do something, politely refuse them and ask that they went to a care worker who was also in the room. During this medicines round we also saw the nurse ask people whether they required those medicines that were only to be taken as needed and if necessary to discuss with them when or under what circumstances they might need them.

We know from notifications made by the home to the CQC that there had been a recent incident involving the administration of medicines. We explored this issue during our visit and we saw that the actions that the provider had told us they had taken were indeed being carried out.