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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 18 March 2015
Date of Publication: 22 May 2015
Inspection Report published 22 May 2015 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 18 March 2015

During an inspection looking at part of the service

At this inspection, our medicine management inspector assessed if people�s medicines were being managed safely and if arrangements were in place to protect people against the risks associated with the unsafe use and management of medication. This follows our previous inspection in October 2014 when we identified shortfalls in the way people�s medicines were being managed that had placed them at risk.

We looked at how information in medication administration records supported the safe handling of their medicines. Overall improvements were found in the quality of record-keeping that enabled people�s medicines to be accounted for, which assured us they were being administered as prescribed., However, we found a number of medicines that had not recently been administered because they had been unavailable at the home and had not been obtained. We noted there to be improvement in the information available about people�s medicines for staff to refer to when administering them their medicines. Although, we also noted that some risk assessments about people�s medicine administration were in need of more frequent reviews. We noted that staff handling and administering people�s medicines had received training and had been assessed as competent to undertake medicine related tasks.