Category Archives: Care Homes

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 »

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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.

NICE guidance

The NICE Guidance; Management of medicines in care homes (March 2014) clearly states how commissioners, managers of care homes and other healthcare professionals involved in care homes should work in a standardised format with clear consideration for process and safety.