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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 January 2014
Date of Publication: 15 January 2014
Inspection Report published 15 January 2014 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 7 January 2014

During a routine inspection

On our last inspection on 23 September 2013 people were not always protected from the risks associated with the unsafe management of medicines. Following the inspection, the provider sent us an action plan stating these issues would be addressed by 31 December 2013. We visited the agency again on 7 January 2014 to check the actions taken and found the necessary improvements had been made.

We found the policies and procedures relating to the management of medication had been revised and updated to include guidance on the application of creams. People�s care plans had also been updated where necessary to inform staff about the assistance they required with the administration of external preparations.

All staff had received medication awareness training within the last 12 months and there were arrangements in place to check their competency every three months as part of the supervision process.