Receiving (and acting on) the wrong advice costs you time and money
We’ve seen lots of examples where care providers have been incorrectly advised by general care inspectors or other pharmacists on medicines processes.
Recent examples include being asked to carry out routine monitoring of room temperatures where medicines are stored (click here for our latest training update on this matter) or insisting that midazolam is stored in the CD cabinet.
Receiving (and acting on) the wrong advice costs you time and money. You can end up changing your entire policy and processes, and then re-training all of your staff on this incorrect advice. Now double that time and cost when you then have to correct the policy again and re-train your staff again, once you realise you have been incorrectly advised.
We would urge you to take advice from subject matter experts. A company who focuses all of their expertise in just this one area – us.
We use an in-depth medicines audit tool that has been developed over many years by us (and in consultation with ex- and current Care Quality Commission pharmacists). It provides a deep dive into your medication storage, recording and administration processes. We also carry out an audit of MAR charts and other paperwork, looking for incorrect entries, errors, and gaps.
We shadow staff as they administer medication, assessing their current competencies. We can record video (with permissions) to capture current working methods to show the staff team where risks lie and improvements can be made. We record our observations and recommendations in a report which is sent to you afterwards. We can even use the results of this audit to build bespoke training courses for you.
Also included with the report, after the audit, you will receive
- a free 60 minute phone consultation with our lead pharmacist – John Greene MRPharmS (author and nationally recognised expert in the field of managing medicines in social care settings).
- any forms, or protocols that we identify you are missing from your processes, supplied at no charge
- A 25% reduction in any fees should you require any consultation on your medication policy.
Our audit, the report, and all of the above costs just £395 + VAT