Warning over drug inspection claims at care homes
Caring Times Latest – June 5th 2013
Spurious phone calls claiming checks must be made on medication procedures have been made to Wolverhampton care homes.
A warning has now been issued by the City Council’s Quality Assurance and Compliance (QA&C) department urging private sector care managers to be on their guard.
A female caller, who has already contacted two homes, claimed to be working with the newly-formed Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)which replaced the Primary Care Trusts. She said she needed to “look at inspecting and auditing medication, staff training, which pharmacy the home uses and various other subjects.”
Suspicions were raised when it was discovered the phone number of the caller was out of use. The CCG said that checks across several departments had not identified who this lady is, or why these calls are being made.