Administration of medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants

Document type
Guide
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publisher
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 April 2016
Subject(s)
Older Adults, Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This guidance sets out good practice measures for the safe management and handling of medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants. The guidance includes:

  • The legal framework for the administration of prescribed medicines for a named individual by care assistants.
  • Safety and quality assurance requirements.

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