Managing Medicines for Adults receiving Community Social Care – Top Tips

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the Royal College of General Practitioners have collaborated to produce “Top tips for managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community” – a resource for GPs and pharmacists, part of the Involved and informed: good community medicines support intiative to encourage better medicines support for people who are receiving social care services in their homes.

The campaign focuses on the NICE guideline and quality standard on managing medicines in the community, and includes action-orientated messages for specific key audiences: local authority and clinical commissioning group (CCG) commissioners; social workers and other adult Care Act assessors; home care providers; people accessing medicines support (and their families and carers); Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors; GPs; pharmacists; and NHS Acute Trusts.

The resource is linked to the RPS toolkit on better use of multi-compartment compliance aids (MCA) / monitored dosage systems (MDS) and the me + my medicines inititative to help people raise concerns and use their medicines better.