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NICE Bites – Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community

NICE Bites April 2017; No 96 includes one topic; Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community. Sections covered include; Commissioners and providers, assessment, provider’s care plan, sharing information, communicating medication changes, joint working between health and social care, supporting people to take their medicines, record keeping, giving medicines, covert administration, ordering, transporting and disposing of medicines, monitoring and review and managing concerns about medicines.

NICE guidance

The NICE Guidance; Management of medicines in care homes (March 2014) clearly states how commissioners, managers of care homes and other healthcare professionals involved in care homes should work in a standardised format with clear consideration for process and safety.