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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 1 May 2013
Date of Publication: 30 May 2013
Inspection Report published 30 May 2013 PDF | 72.03 KB


Inspection carried out on 1 May 2013

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

Our last inspection of 28 February 2013 found that, contrary to the practice's medical emergency policy, they did not have a child-sized dosage of adrenaline available in the practice. In addition, this had not been picked up during the regular checks on the emergency drugs undertaken by staff. The practice wrote to us and said that they had now included a child epipen for the emergency delivery of adrenaline in their emergency drugs kit and they had updated their emergency drugs checklist to reflect this.

We inspected the practice again on 1 May 2013 and saw that they now had a child epipen in place. We saw records of weekly checks on the emergency drugs and staff explained to us how this took place. However, the provider may wish to note that at the time of this inspection the new medical emergency drugs check sheet which included the child epipen was not in place.

On our last inspection we also found that appropriate infection control policies and procedures were not being followed, including procedures relating to the dating of sharps bins, availability of alcohol gel and the storage of sterilised instruments. On this inspection we found that these deficiencies had largely been corrected, though there were still some sharps bins that had not been dated.