Care home owners warned they must manage medicines better or risk fresh action

THE owners of a Whittlesey nursing home have been given a formal warning to make improvements to standards of care or face further action.

The warning by the Care Quality Commission against the owners of Cedar Court Nursing Home follows an unannounced visit by inspectors to the care home in New Road, on March 1 to follow up on concerns raised at the time of an earlier inspection.

Following the latest visit, inspectors found the owners of the home needed to make improvements in relation to the management of medicines

“Records relating to medicines did not always give a clear and accurate account of what medication had been administered to people using the service,” said a CQC spokesman.

“Inspectors checked records against what medicines were in stock at the home and found some discrepancies.

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“This meant that inspectors could not sure that people had been given their medication as prescribed.”

Frances Carey, regional director of CQC in the East of England, said: “The law says these are the standards that everyone should be able to expect. Providers have a duty to ensure they are compliant

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“This warning sends a clear message that the owners of Cedar Court Nursing Home needs to address this issue or face further consequences.

“Our inspectors will return in the near future and if we find that the required progress is not made we won’t hesitate to use our legal powers to protect the people who use this service.”

Cedar Court Nursing Home provides care for people who require nursing or personal care.

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