Category Archives: Care Homes


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.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society guidance

The RPS Guidance; The Handling of Medicines in Social Care sets out principles of good practice and legislation governing the handling of medicines applicable to providers of care services, managers and care workers in many social care settings RPS – The handling of medicines in social care

Care Quality Commission guidance

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 »