Category Archives: Care Homes

Medicines Matters – COVID-19 Special Bulletin 1

Medicine Matters – COVID-19 Special Bulletin 1 The NECS Medicines Optimisation Care Home & Social Care Support Team have produced the first of a series of COVID-19 Special Bulletins to help Care Staff respond and adjust to the challenges and changes arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The first Special Bulletin Includes: Changes to Medicines Packaging – Dealing with Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – Guidance for Care Homes

Public Health England have published detailed guidance on COVID-19 for social or community care and residential settings on the Government website. Public Health England state that the guidance will assist social, community and residential care employers in providing advice to their staff on: the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19 Continue Reading »

Medicines Support – HEE Training for Non-Registered Workforce

Health Education England have launched a set of training resources for the non-registered medicines workforce. To help people achieve essential skills, HEE have worked with health and social care colleagues and local Excellence Centres to develop a collection of medicines related training resources for non-registered staff across the wider workforce. These include: Medicines Administration e-Learning Modules for care Continue Reading »


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.