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.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates the management of medicines in care homes. The Essential Standards guide is designed to help providers of health and adult social care comply with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 and the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009. CQC Essential standards of quality and safety CQC – Continue Reading »