Helping you meet medicines management regulations and standards
Helping to maintain and develop the reputations of our partners is a key goal for Ashtons.
During regulatory inspections, we will always have an Ashtons specialist pharmacist either at your site or monitoring the process by telephone. This ensures optimum compliance with regulations covering the management of medicines.
We will also work with you to review your medicines policies and procedures to help minimise clinical risk and help you achieve best practice standards.
Every medication dose is trackable
Our processes can give you complete medication audit trails meaning every individual tablet can be tracked.
The covers the ordering process, pharmacist screening, movement through our dispensary or warehouse, then receipt, storage, and administration or disposal within each hospital.
Prescription charts and documentation systems
Ashtons comprehensive range of hospital documentation systems have been developed by our pharmacists. They are produced in distinctive colours to help users rapidly locate relevant information and are on high-quality card to ensure durability and robustness.
We regularly develop new systems in response to evolving client needs and changing legislation.
Bespoke documentation systems can also be produced in response to specific requirements.
Our forms will help you to:
- Meet all relevant regulations and standards
- Promote safe and effective use of medication
- Reduce medication errors
- Improve medication compliance
- Maintain an effective and compliant clinic room
- Create a complete medication audit trail in your hospital
Access to clinical guidelines
The CQC expects all healthcare establishments to adhere to changing medication and healthcare guidelines produced by a variety of government agencies.
We offer comprehensive assistance to easily access updates and guidelines that are most relevant to you.
These guidelines may cover devices, drugs and clinical trials, or assessment reports discussing the risks and benefits of newer medications. We give you easy access to the following:
Medicines management mock inspections
Negative CQC reports appear in the media on a regular basis. We are dedicated to protecting our clients against such damage.
We offer a medicines management mock inspection service to ensure standards are being met on a day-to-day basis.
This process will:
- Provide evidence of independent audit and quality assurance
- Identify potential compliance issues
- Resolve issues following any serious incident
- Provide evidence of the resolution of issues following an adverse inspection
- Provide evidence to help with the process of due diligence