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

Medicine Matters – Summer 2019

Medicine Matters – Summer 2019 Includes: Notes & guidance on covert administration Lessons learned from an incident involving Oramorph solution CQC report on medicines in health & social care Oral health in care homes  

Medicine Matters – Spring 2019

Medicine Matters – Spring 2019 This issue includes: Improving diagnosis and management of UTIs in older people in Care Homes Controlled Drug Legislation changes April 2019 Lessons Learnt: Insulin Administration