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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 December 2013
Date of Publication: 7 January 2014
Inspection Report published 07 January 2014 PDF


Inspection carried out on 2 December 2013

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We carried out this inspection alongside Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP). The Care Quality Commission and HMIP routinely coordinate inspections of prisons and healthcare providers.

The integrated drugs treatment service (IDTS) at HMP Risley provided interventions to enable prisoners to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction and also provided a maintenance service to other prisoners. The IDTS aimed to enable prisoners to participate positively in their local communities upon release from prison.

Prisoners who used the service told us: �It�s a very, very good service.�

One prisoner said: �It�s good. They give me my medication.�

And another prisoner said of nursing staff and health assistants; �Staff are excellent�.

We found since our last visit that the registered manager had put in place a number of measures to ensure the safe administration of medicines within the prison. This included an immediate medication audit, a review of medication records and all staff with responsibility for medication administration had updated their medication training.

Commissioners told us they were satisfied with the service which CRI provided within HMP Risley.