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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 25 January 2013
Date of Publication: 22 February 2013
Inspection Report published 22 February 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 25 January 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were protected against the risks associated with medicines because the provider had effective arrangements in place to manage medicines.

Reasons for our judgement

People who needed medicines were supported by staff to take them. They had signed a consent form to confirm they were happy for staff to assist them with their medicines. A ‘My Medication Profile’ on each person’s file was kept up to date with the person’s current medicines and information about when they had last seen their doctor for a review of their medicines.

We looked at the way staff supported one person to store their medicines, how they gave the person their medicines and how medicine records were kept. All was done in a satisfactory manner, so that people received their medicines safely and in line with their prescription.