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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 December 2013
Date of Publication: 9 January 2014
Inspection Report published 09 January 2014 PDF | 78.56 KB

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 5 December 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

Medicines were prescribed and given to people appropriately. The service had a clear medication policy which was available to all staff. Staff received appropriate medication training and their competence was assessed to ensure they could administer medication safely and were only permitted to do so from the original packaging. People’s care plans clearly identified if a person required support to take their medication safely and specified what support they required. Details of who else was responsible for medication was cited, such as who would order and collect the medication and if family members administered medication. This meant that the responsibility for a person getting their medication safely was clearly established. People’s records showed a full list of medicines people were taking and what it was for. Creams and eye drops were also appropriately prescribed and signed for when administered. This meant that people were getting their medication by staff trained to administer it safely. Medication recording sheets were transferred to the office and would be checked to ensure records were accurately completed and the manager also completed medication audits to ensure the level of stock tallied with the medication recording sheets. This meant there were systems in place to ensure people were receiving their prescribed medication.