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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 3 May 2013
Date of Publication: 4 June 2013
Inspection Report published 04 June 2013 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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 3 May 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

The provider has met this regulation. The provider had arrangements in place to manage medicines.

Reasons for our judgement

No representatives reported any problems with people receiving proper assistance with their medication.

We saw various measures in place to ensure medication was safely given to people. This included a daily printout which showed if medications had been supplied for the day in question. The system had a built-in alert if medication had not been supplied. This acted as a reminder for staff to issue prescribed medication.

Medication was observed to be stored securely. We looked at medication records for controlled medication. These were found to be up to date and medications were checked and found to be in order.