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

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

Download (218KB )

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.

Related to Department of Health

Approaches to social care funding: social care funding options

An evaluation of proposed funding scheme for social care

Reducing hospital admissions by improving continuity of care in general practice.

This briefing observes that although continuity of care is an aspect of general practice valued by patients and GPs alike, it seems to be in decline in England. The authors note that a need exists for

Healthy lives for people in the UK: introducing the Health Foundation's healthy life strategy.

This report analyses influences on well-being and health such as education and employment, housing, and the extent to which community facilitates healthy habits and social connection. The authors note

The challenge and potential of whole system flow: improving the flow of people, information and resources across whole health and social care economies.

This report argues that local health and social care economies are now well placed to improve whole system flow by linking health and social care provision. It claims that not only is there now a good

More items related to this publisher