Category Archives: Medicine Matters Archive


Medicine Matters Autumn 2016

Medicines information for care staff in a social setting

The Autumn 2016 newsletter covers:

  • Covert administration of medicines
  • Lessons learnt
  • Planning medicine stocks over bank holidays



Medicine Matters September/ October 2015: medicines information for healthcare staff in a social setting

Included in this issue:

  • Fridge Storage
    • Fridge requirements and daily temperature recording
    • What to do when the fridge temperature is out of range
  • Lessons Learnt
    • Highlighting medication errors that have occurred in care homes
  • The Care Act 2014
  • Administration Dilemmas
    • Crushing tablets or opening capsules
    • Before food or on an empty stomach
    • Take with or after food
    • Alcohol