Category Archives: Medicine Matters Archive

Medicines Matters – Winter 2019/2020

Medicine Matters – Winter 2019/2020 Includes: Homely remedies and over the counter medicines Supporting people with swallowing difficulties to take their medicines Lessons learnt:  The management of controlled drugs Ordering medicines (interim prescriptions/communication) Reminder about flu outbreak in care homes  

Medicine Matters – Autumn 2019

Medicine Matters – Autumn 2019 Includes: Timing of doses – with focus on those that are time sensitive National Medicines Optimisation in Care Home initiative Lessons learned from a prescription ordering incident Annual ‘flu vaccination campaign Reminder of the importance of always writing insulin doses as “units” in full